The Mitt Romney guide to mishandling the media

A Politico report exposes the weaknesses of the leading GOP candidate. Could his lack of media savvy be a boon for his opponents (particularly the one named Newt)?

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Actually, it’s Romney’s media unfriendliness that could be his undoing—as detailed in a recent Politico feature. But the interview with Fox News reporter Bret Baier is becoming emblematic of a disturbing trend in Romney’s campaign: his media shyness.

According to Politico, Romney “appeared uncomfortable and even angry fielding basic questions about his record” in the Baier interview. No wonder he’s becoming a media hermit.

Based on a handful of revelations from the article, here’s our brief guide to mishandling the media, according to Mitt Romney.

Give your rival the last word (and the first, second, and third words)

Republican rival Newt Gingrich has appeared on Fox News more than twice as many times as Romney has in the last six months.

Lean on past interviews

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