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ROUND 1 2 3 4 ISSUE Economic Crisis Debate Running Mates Momentum ACTION Amid all the finger-pointing, Democrats and many Republicans agree that Barack Obama may now have a potentially decisive advantage. The furious electorate seems to be placing much of the blame for fiscal disaster and Washington's bedlam on President Bush and the GOP--the party of John McCain. National polls and many pundits suggested that Obama bested McCain in the first showdown. More important, McCain made little progress toward his two vital goals: painting his rival as an...

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