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09

The Democrats got the infection first. But it didn’t take long for the Republicans to catch the bug too. The symptoms: Uncontrollably saying the word ‘change’ passionately a dozen times in each sentence. Hillary says she’s been fighting for change

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08

An experienced ocean-swimmer knows what to do in a riptide. Don’t panic, and don’t fight it. Swim parallel to the shore until you’re out of trouble. Then get back to dry land. That’s what Hillary Clinton and John Edwards should

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08

Ten polls yesterday in New Hampshire; John McCain led in nine; Barack Obama in all ten. The press loves a good story and Obama’s given them one: David slaying the Clinton Goliath. And the press has gone a little berserk.

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07

OK, OK, we’ve answered one question. The presidential race is all about “change.” But here is a baker’s dozen (plus one) other questions about New Hampshire Tuesday: Will New Hampshire voters be content to “finish what Iowa started,” as Obama

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04

Only in America. After Iowa, the leading Presidential candidates are: An African-American man. The real thing, with a father from Kenya. A Southern Baptist preacher with a sense of humor and a populist streak. Both Obama and Huckabee get two

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03

Only one result from the Iowa Democratic caucuses will surprise me tonight: a big win for Hillary. Three outcomes seem possible: Edwards wins big. But Mr. Conventional Wisdom decrees that he has to win again somewhere else to prove he’s

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02

A friend who is in Iowa this week was struck by two things: “How seriously the Iowans we’ve met take their politics and with what discipline they entertain each candidate’s view” “The Obama headquarters was full of energy and not

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02

2008 will be a good year. It’s the last year of the Bush Presidency. So let’s get off to a good start with this from David Letterman (thanks to the reader who passed it on): President Bush has attended a

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