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Advisers to President Obama are reportedly considering featuring some centrist Republicans at the Democratic National Convention this year in Charlotte, North Carolina. The idea is to speak "directly to independents, noting that we are all 'Americans first,'" according to an exclusive report from Politico:
The plans are spelled out in an early draft of the convention plan, providing an unusual glimpse of presidential advisers’ thought bubble about what viewers will see from the podium — closed captioning of what strategist David Axelrod and other top advisers are thinking about each element of the television spectacle. The detailed plans also offer a preliminary road map of the Obama campaign’s big themes for the fall.
The documents indicate the convention might focus on the notable accomplishments of Obama in his first term — the auto bailout, the Affordable Care Act, the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell — while portraying Mitt Romney as an out of touch person who would destroy the middle class.