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Did Mitt Romney Finally Win Over Rupert Murdoch?

SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 13: Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 13, 2012 in Sun Valley, Idaho. The conference has been hosted annually by the investment firm Allen & Company each July since 1983. The conference is typically attended by many of the world's most powerful media executives. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Photo: Kevork Djansezian/2012 Getty Images

Conservative billionaire Rupert Murdoch has never been super enthusiastic about Mitt Romney — a sentiment he has been very happy to express on Twitter, where he has pined for Rick Santorum and shared his doubts about the quality of Romney’s staff. His feelings seemed to warm a bit last month, when he praised Romney for upping his campaign’s personal attacks on President Obama. And today, in the wake of the announcement of Paul Ryan as Romney’s running mate, Murdoch seemed genuinely pleased with the Republican candidate. “Thank God!” he tweeted. “Now we might have a real election on the great issues of the day. Paul Ryan almost perfect choice.” Almost perfect. We’re sure you’ll get there one day, Mitt.