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On Twitter, campaigns dog each other with insults

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By Sam Youngman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It's either an amusing way to follow the 2012 presidential campaign, or the death rattle for meaningful political discourse in America.

Either way, top campaign aides to Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have taken to Twitter with relish, in daily verbal battles that underscore how negative - and silly - the campaign could be during the next six-plus months.

The battles on the social media website, generally sparked by a "tweet" from either Obama adviser David Axelrod or Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom, create what amount to...

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