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ROUND 1 2 3 4 ISSUE Momentum Party Unity Enthusiasm Money ACTION National and key-state polls show the selection of Sarah Palin and a post--St. Paul bounce gave John McCain a turbocharge (and squelched any positive thrust the Democrats might have had after Denver). Barack Obama seems thrown off by his change in fortune, and Democrats have not been able so far to curb the Republicans' forward motion. Thanks to deft handling of Hurricane Gustav, finessing of the popular-with-the-base/unpopular-with-the-nation President Bush, the crossover appeal of Palin, ample media-bashing and...

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