From the Washington Post…

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a powerful fixture in the GOP establishment, urged Republicans on Tuesday to keep from discussing President Obama’s place of birth or other issues that might distract voters from Obama’s record.

“Look, if this election is about Barack Obama’s policies and the results of those policies, Barack Obama’s gonna lose,” Barbour told reporters. “Any other issue that gets injected into the campaign is not good for the Republicans. Republicans should want this election to be what American presidential elections have always been — a referendum on the incumbent’s record. Barack Obama cannot win a second term running on his record. Zero chance. So anybody that talks about anything else is off-subject.”

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10/25/11