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Rupert Murdoch says Mitt Romney needs 'more fight.' Is he right?

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(Read caption) News Corp Chief Executive and Chairman Rupert Murdoch enters his vehicle as he leaves his home in New York on June 28.

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Rupert Murdoch appears to believe that Mitt Romney needs more backbone. The News Corp. chairman tweeted over the weekend that the presumptive GOP nominee will have a tough time beating President Obama “unless he drops old friends from team and hires some real pros. Doubtful.”

In response to a Twitter follower inquiry, Mr. Murdoch later implied that Mr. Romney has good qualities but needs “more fight.”

“And Hispanics a surrender to O,” Murdoch tweeted. “Cn not afford, hurts senate too.”

What’s going on here? Why is Murdoch – a conservative himself – going after the candidate who presumably is most in tune with conservative economic principles? And is he right that Romney needs to add a bit of brawl to his campaign if he’s going to win the White House in November?


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