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Swing states, money, voter registration, advertising—forget the "transformative" hype, this is going to be just another American presidential election

By Tumbler   October 2008

It’s just like every other election

This was billed as a transformative election, and with a minority candidate heading one ticket and a woman running-mate on the other, it certainly is. But from now until 4th November, it will also be just like every other election—that is, all about money, organisation and the swing states. Almost unbelievably, the Republicans seem to have overcome the curse of Bush, $4-a-gallon gasoline and the looming recession to make a race of it. Sarah Palin has replaced Barack Obama as the thrilling new face, mooseburgers are in vogue, and Joe Biden is already saying…

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