‘Coo coo for Cocoa-puffs’ hard to overcome in a candidate

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Nicolle Wallace and Steve Schmidt, former senior advisors to the McCain/Palin campaign, backstage at The Rachel Maddow Show, March 12, 2012.
Nicolle Wallace and Steve Schmidt, former senior advisors to the McCain/Palin campaign, backstage at The Rachel Maddow Show, March 12, 2012.

At the show meeting yesterday, while discussing the coming interview with Nicolle Wallace and the segment to introduce it, producer Mike Yarvitz pointed out that after seeing HBO’s “Game Change” he went back and re-watched Rachel’s September 27, 2011 interview with Wallace and Steve Schmidt and realized a new depth to their answers.

If you tried to find that old segment (this is the direct link), you may have had some difficulty because it was actually preceded by a discussion of whether Chris Christie would or should join the Republican nomination race. Below I’ve cut it down to the relevant portion of the interview:

'Coo coo for Cocoa-puffs' hard to overcome in a candidate

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