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Mitt Romney's Real Agenda

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves as he arrives to a rally at Valley Forge Military Academy and College, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 in Wayne, Pa. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) | AP

It was tempting to dismiss Mitt Romney's hard-right turn during the GOP primaries as calculated pandering. In the general election – as one of his top advisers famously suggested – Romney would simply shake the old Etch A Sketch and recast himself as the centrist who governed Massachusetts. But with the selection of vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan, the shape-shifting Romney has locked into focus – cementing himself as the frontman for the far-right partisans responsible for Washington's gridlock.

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