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Sarah Palin's Absence From Convention May Expose Rift

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Sarah Palin speaks to a crowd of about 1,000 Ted Cruz supporters, Friday, July 27, 2012 in The Woodlands, Texas. The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee addressed more than 1,000 sweating, enthusiastic supporters of tea party favorite and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz in a field north of Houston on Friday. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson)
Sarah Palin speaks to a crowd of about 1,000 Ted Cruz supporters, Friday, July 27, 2012 in The Woodlands, Texas. The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee addressed more than 1,000 sweating, enthusiastic supporters of tea party favorite and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz in a field north of Houston on Friday. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson)

If one of Mitt Romney's goals in choosing a running mate was to mine the same mother lode of conservative excitement that John McCain tapped by picking Sarah Palin four years ago, there's one additional dilemma for Romney to address: Palin is still around.

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