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The Non-gustav Reason The Gop Convention May Disappoint's being run by Rick Davis, not Steve Schmidt. Recall that Schmidt basically took over the McCain campaign after its flabby, undisciplined performance under Davis. According to a Jonathan Martin story from the time of the shakeup, Davis saw his portfolio reduced to "general strategy, helping to plan the convention, picking a vice president and tending to the needs of major donors."

We saw how well the second-to-last item went...

--Noam Scheiber