Opposition research

Someone has posted John McCain’s opposition research on Mitt Romney. Some of it is dubious and some of it is downright silly. I’m not offering it as recommended reading. However, note that it is 200 pages. I think it’s an excellent example of the kind of research candidates do on each other. While such reports may not reach 200 pages outside presidential elections, “oppo” research is a part of almost every campaign. In fact, campaign consultants like to anticipate attacks by having opposition research done on their own candidate.

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