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Howard Fineman Discusses Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney On 'Hardball' (VIDEO)

Posted: 06/ 2/11 11:05 PM ET

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared Thursday on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to discuss Mitt Romney's announcement that he is running for president.

Fineman explained that as Romney was making his announcement, most of the media was more concerned with Sarah Palin's bus tour. "Most of the press corps was spending the time behind the risers trying to figure out where Sarah Palin was going, and what she was saying," said Fineman.

"These announcements now are empty pageants, okay," explained Fineman. "History has kind of passed this kind of pageantry by. But even by the standards of that, this was a non-event event here today."

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