Romney Camp Dumps New Debate Coach

Brett O'Donnell was getting too much credit: Politico
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2012 7:34 AM CST
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(Newser) – Today's lesson in the stroking of political egos: Team Romney has dropped newly added debate coach Brett O'Donnell, the man widely credited with engineering Romney's more aggressive (and successful) approach in the last debate, reports Politico. The problem? O'Donnell had been getting too much credit for the debate turnaround, and that was ruffling feathers within the campaign, GOP sources tell the website. Another insider tells much the same to CNN, calling O'Donnell's role "vastly overblown." The next scheduled debate isn't until Feb. 22. (Read more Mitt Romney 2012 stories.)

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