Holding my breath for the next Connie Mack media meltdown after this latest headline from the Tampa Bay Times

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If Connie Mack’s campaign went medieval after the Tampa Bay Times wrote this headline, how do you think Mack campaign manager Jeff Cohen will respond to the latest headline from the Times?

Writing about Mack’s appearance on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown, Adam Smith headlines this blog post with “Connie Mack: Student loan interest raters are distraction from economic issues.”

Smith reports:

Chuck Todd asked him whether, likes Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, he supports a proposal to extend lower interest rates on student loans, but Mack wouldn’t touch it.

“I want to talk about what’s happening here in the state of Florida…People are concerned about their homes and jobs. That is the issue,” Mack said, declining to say how he’ll vote and suggesting it’s a low priority issue for Floridians

“You don’t think anybody’s concerned about their student loan interest rate?,” Todd asked.

“We will absolutley be able to cast a vote, and when that happens we’ll be happy to do so,” Mack responded.

I’m sorry to say, but I think Cohen should say something — politely this time — about this headline.

Mack didn’t answer the question straight away, but he didn’t call the issue a distraction, either. Nor do I necessarily agree that Mack ‘suggested it was a low priority for all Floridians.’

Let the media meltdown begin!

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