HuffPost’s Michael Calderone has the lowdown on a meeting GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney had with as many as 60 conservative bloggers, reporters and columnists Wednesday. The two-hour, off-the-record gathering was held at Capitol Hill club in Washington, D.C.
During a Q&A period, attendees brought up Fast and Furious, the botched U.S. gunrunning sting that conservative outlets have given more attention than the national media, along with concerns that the Romney campaign will continue leaking to establishment outlets, including ABC News and Politico, rather than conservative ones.
Calderone reports the attendees came from conservative and “right-of-center publications,” including National Review, DailyCaller.com, American Spectator, and Washington Examiner. RNC chairman Reince Preibus also attended.