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Tue October 16, 2012
The Invisible Issues of Campaign 2012
Think about how anti-gay marriage rhetoric played a critical role in George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004, or how talking up a surging economy made Bill Clinton the first two-term democratic president since Franklin Roosevelt won in 1936. With just three weeks to go in the current race, camp Romney is eager to talk about the economy, jobs, and unemployment…while the Obama campaign is quick to bring up women’s rights and bolster their stance on health care. Yet other topics seem conspicuously absent from the political conversation and even the debates. Steve Kornacki writes about politics for Salon, and is co-host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle”. We invited him on the program to discuss the least-talked about issues of campaign 2012, and to give us his take on what we probably won’t be hearing either side talk about at tonight’s debate.