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ROUND 1 2 3 4 ISSUE Infighting Accuracy Rate Momentum Expectation-Setting ACTION The unseemly spectacle of anonymous Palin allies' criticizing her handling by McCain staffers, followed by McCain aides sliming Palin as a "diva" and "whack job," was too alluring for the media to ignore. In comparison, Obama's arch remark that Joe Biden can be given to "rhetorical flourishes" looked positively friendly. Another typical week in the message wars. Democrats methodically fired laser-guided missiles at McCain (that he's in lockstep with Bush and represents more of the...

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