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- How aggressive will the media be in seeking answers regarding the Administration’s conduct both before and immediately after the attacks in Egypt and Libya?
- How forthcoming in an election year will the Administration be?
- Will the Romney campaign continue to drive a message on national security — or will they switch back to the economy? Or will they try to drive both?
- Will Republican foreign policy hands and elected officials come to Romney’s defense more than they did Wednesday?
- Did the President “politicize” the crisis by criticizing Romney to “60 Minutes”?
- Given that it is quite clear how the left and the right feel about what Romney said, will the campaigns test how swing voters feel?
- Will the two presidential candidates stake out different positions on how to deal with Libya and Egypt going forward?
- For how many more consecutive days will Northern Africa and the Middle East be the top news story and how will the campaigns react to that?
- Will Republicans recall that they did no second-guessing of the actions of the commander-in-chief in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks eleven years ago? And that (most) Democrats and reporters didn’t either?