Romney Reveals Favorite Novel: 'Battlefield Earth'

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently revealed that his favorite novel is Battlefield Earth. It's the work of controversial Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. John Dickerson, political analyst for the online magazine Slate, talks with Madeleine Brand about what the choice says about Romney, and how voters might react.



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