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Mitt Romney, Rick Perry toe to toe: A TV debate producer's dream
Mitt Romney, Rick Perry toe to toe: A TV debate producer's dream

I expected the worst from CNN's debate Tuesday when I saw John King interviewing Wayne Newton outside the hall during "John King USA." I know Newton is Mr. Las Vegas, but I still wondered why anyone at CNN thinks it is a wise use of one of the best political reporters in the country to have him doing pre-debate chat-ups with the likes of Newton -- unless he's talking to the veteran entertainer about the politics of too much cosmetic surgery. And King wasn't. But any failings by CNN in producing the debate were probably forgiven by viewers once Mitt Romney and Rick Perry started slugging it out over immigration early in the two-hour program. You can...

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