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CAMPAIGN SCORECARD [This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine.]

ROUND 1 2 3 4 ISSUE Economy (short-term) Economy (medium-term) Economy (long-term) Demeanor ACTION While Barack Obama was cool, confident and deliberate, John McCain was initially frantic and overheated and seemed as panicked as his advisers--who recognized their campaign could go down the economic drain. Obama was perhaps a tad cautious and reserved but stayed in sync with fellow Dems on Capitol Hill by letting the political benefits of nationwide alarm boost their case. Barring disaster, every aspect of the campaign will now be seen through the lens of...

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