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Presidential realities

With their grand promises of "change," the US presidential candidates are raising expectations they cannot possibly meet

By Stephen Boyle   February 2008

John McCain has all but sealed the Republican nomination, while on the Democratic side, the race remains too close to call. On “super-duper” Tuesday, as good news for the Hillary campaign started to emerge, the PA system at headquarters in New York pounded out “Blue Sky” by Big Head Todd and the Monsters, with its refrain: “Yes, you can change the world!”

Change is, of course, the one thing the Republicans and the Democrats can agree upon. While George W Bush serves out the meaningless remainder of his term, both parties are competing to show how different they will be…

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