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Team Romney uses Hillary against Obama
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By MAGGIE HABERMAN | 11/28/11 10:22 PM EST Updated: 11/29/11 5:08 AM EST

Meet the new playbook, same as the McCain '08 playbook?

The Mitt Romney campaign tonight sent an email from communications director Gail Gitcho, invoking Hillary Clinton as a sympathetic figure and attempting to put a wedge based on the 2008 campaign between the Secretary of State's supporters in swing states and the president.


That battle left Clinton's supporters embittered and angry, and back then, John McCain sought to use lingering animosity to his advantage - suggesting his then-Senate colleague was treated poorly by Team Obama. It didn't work, and if anything it angered Democrats who, even if they hadn't voted for Obama in the primaries, wanted him to win over a Republican in the fall.

Of course, what has come between then and now is the Obama presidency, which is the case the Romney campaign is making, in the hopes of appealing to the Hillary Democrats and independents with whom the president has been struggling.

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