All that aside, a picked, bought and paid for candidate would have been a real coup, wouldn't it? Potentially embarrassing, what with Petraeus' recent flame-out, sure. And it would have been highly unlikely that Ailes' and Murdoch's roles could have been kept undercover. It would have been the Official FOX "News" Tea Party Tax Day Presidential Candidate! With running mate Steve Doocey! Romney's campaign turned out to be something less than a success. But think of the fun we missed out on!
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David Petraeus running for president, with Fox News chief Roger Ailes as his campaign manager and News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch “bankrolling” the whole operation. That, as first reported in today’s Washington Post story by Bob Woodward, was the broad strokes of an offer delivered by a Fox News contributor, on Ailes’ behalf, during a meeting with the future, and now former, CIA director in the spring of 2011. . .
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