The New Yorker offers up a peek inside the Republican campaign and how they responded to the Democratic National Convention:

“For the first two days of the Convention [DNC], Goldfarb and Bounds’s real allies were Bill and Hillary Clinton. Goldfarb was surprised at how eager the press was to cover the Obama-Clinton squabbling, a story that he and his colleagues advanced by means of a steady diet of quotes and videos showing criticisms of Obama from Hillary, Bill, and even Joe Biden. “There was a pre-written drama here,” he said. “All you had to do was light the match.”

Read the full feature, Party Spoilers, here.