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ROUND 1 2 3 4 ISSUE Economy Resources Consistency Party Unity ACTION Republicans have their choice of two painful metaphors: a broken record or Groundhog Day. The same darn pattern repeats itself: bad economic news highlights an unpopular President Bush, drives voters to the Democrats, boosts Barack Obama's proposals and draws the press to the late front runner. If John McCain knows how to stop the cycle, he hasn't revealed it. Once upon a time, Obama reneged on a promise to limit public campaign-financing for the general...

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