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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-08 11:52 AM
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62. of course it will make a dent
First, even if you are right that the election is "in the bag" and that nothing can change the result, the margin of Obama's victory matters greatly and therefore Powell's endorsement, which assuredly will produce a net gain in votes, is signficant.

Second, I am not so complacent as to assume that this election is in the bag. If nothing else, the Powell endorsement is hugely important because it disrupts the "McCain is on the comeback trail" message that his campaign, with the media's assistance, was hoping to ride starting this week. A Powell endorsement of McCain would've fit that message. His endorsement of Obama drowns out that argument.

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