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Hindsight is a wonderful thing. But, having spent most of the last fortnight in Georgia, I wasn’t surprised that the state failed to deliver the violent Democratic swing some had been hoping for. With 96 per cent of precincts reporting, it stands at 53/46.3 to McCain: a significant shift from 2004’s 58/41.4 victory for Bush, but far from a return to Clinton’s 43.5/42.9 victory in 1992.

Although I visited both Savannah and Atlanta

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