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The Day the Momentum Changed: And What Obama Needs to Do in the Debates to Keep It September 22, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in Economy, News, Obama, Politics, Repiglicans.

Huffington Post

Drew Westen

Posted September 22, 2008 | 10:08 AM (EST)

It was Tuesday afternoon last week, and I was heading back from San Diego to the East Coast when I caught a piece of a speech on the economy by Barack Obama. I almost missed my flight because I couldn’t walk away from it. My immediate response: This was a game-changer, and we ought to see a five-point shift in the polls if he keeps this up for the rest of the week.

I was wrong. The shift was bigger. He leapt from 2 points behind John McCain to 6 points ahead at one point by the end of the week. His newfound voice in fact yielded dividends. The question is whether he and his campaign will draw the right conclusions about why he earned those dividends or whether they do what they have done so many times before: drop their gloves and start getting beaten up again after having their opponent down on the canvas.  Source Article



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