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ROUND 1 2 3 4 ISSUE Endorsements Money Gaffes Coattails ACTION Colin Powell dramatically unveiled his cross-party support for Barack Obama on Meet the Press--complete with indictments of John McCain's campaign tactics, Sarah Palin's qualifications and George W. Bush's Supreme Court nominees. But it was the former Secretary of State and four-star general's testimony on Obama's readiness to be Commander in Chief that gave this endorsement its unusual megawattage and influence. If, as the saying goes, money is the mother's milk of American politics, Obama should open...

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