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ROUND 1 2 3 4 ISSUE Russia Convention Planning Party Unity Scandals ACTION The Vladimir Putin--backed conflict with Georgia was a three-fer for John McCain: it reminded voters how dangerous the world is, allowed the Republican nominee to distance himself from the more accommodationist Bush Administration and let him reinforce his maverick image. Barack Obama did a fine job weighing in from his Hawaii vacation, but it just wasn't the same. Both presidential campaigns are scrambling far more than they publicly let on to put together their four-day prime-time...

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