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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Kevin Madden
As House Republicans head to Williamsburg, Va., to talk strategy at their annual retreat, a top Democratic pollster warned Wednesday that voters think the GOP has fallen outside the mainstream on everything from taxes to gay rights.
With Barack Obama and Mitt Romney holed up in preparation for Monday night's third and final presidential debate, the two campaigns' top surrogates and advisers butted heads Sunday over Big Bird, Mr. Romney's "binders full of women" comment and a new word being used by the president on the campaign stump: "Romnesia."
Carrying a post-convention glow from his coronation as the Republican Party's standard-bearer, Mitt Romney plans to take a page out of Ronald Reagan's playbook from the 1980 presidential campaign by urging voters to ask themselves: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"
An Obama campaign adviser on Sunday said she will not apologize to Republican rival Mitt Romney for suggesting he might be a felon.
"Obama's presidency has been defined by photo-ops and political theater," said Kevin Madden, a Republican strategist who advised Obama's 2012 presidential rival, Mitt Romney. "Every time he's gotten in trouble, he's sought to seize the airwaves or the podium to try to frame his crisis negatively."
"Jindal has spoken before about changing the party's perception with voters, from that of an opposition party to an idea party," Mr. Madden said."