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Mitt Romney places his hand on Rick Perry's shoulder in an effort
to regain control of Tuesday's debate (Steve Marcus/Reuters)
Mitt Romney isn't publicly addressing his feelings about how Rick Perry handled himself during Tuesday's debate, but The New York Times reports that Romney's campaign is:
But other aides publicly accused the Texas governor of acting like a bully at the debate. “I don’t think road rage is a quality people are looking for in their next president,” said Stuart Stevens, a top strategist for Mr. Romney.

Here's a small piece of advice for Mr. Stevens: when your candidate was the only guy to actually make physical contact with an opponent during the debate, maybe you shouldn't be accusing anybody of road rage, and you probably shouldn't be saying it's a disqualifying trait.

And, more importantly, if Mitt Romney is such a delicate flower that he whines about the rigors of taking on Rick Perry in a political debate, how does he expect to take on terrorists as president of the United States? Not that he'll get that chance, of course, since President Obama is picking them all off ...

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Thu Oct 20, 2011 at 09:07 AM PDT.

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