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George Will Admits It's Not In Romney's Interest For The Economy To Be Doing Well

George Will admitted something on ABC's This Week that is as obvious as the nose on everyone's face and has been for some time -- that the economy doing well is not in the best interest of the Romney campaign and that they've got every reason to be
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George Will admitted something on ABC's This Week that is as obvious as the nose on everyone's face and has been for some time -- that the economy doing well is not in the best interest of the Romney campaign and that they've got every reason to be rooting for it to fail.

TAPPER: I want to switch topics right now to a hardening we've seen in conventional wisdom about the state of -- of the -- of the election. We've seen in -- in Friday, these three swing state polls came back indicating, in Ohio, Obama's up 7 points, Virginia, Obama is up 5 points, Florida, Obama is up 5 points.

And, George, one of the amazing things is, Mitt Romney is no longer in polling beating Obama on trust to handle the economy.

WILL: Which is his campaign in one sentence. Those three states have one thing in common: They all have Republican governors. And all three Republican governors are bragging -- perhaps rightfully so -- that they have got their economies up and running. If you add Wisconsin, with Scott Walker, and -- to that list, you have a tension, a kind of disconnect between the interests of the Republican governors in the swing states and the interests of the Romney campaign.

What you'll never hear Will admit is the fact that a lot of the reason those states are doing better is because of federal intervention and President Obama's policies like that auto bailout and stimulus they want to pretend didn't work.

If we could get Will to admit the extent to which Republicans in the Congress have done their best to sabotage the economy purely for political gain, now we'd be getting somewhere.

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