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A reader writes:

It’s just possible, if Obama were the nominee, the Rovian machine that would come after him would meet the same fate the Clinton campaign has experienced during the primaries.  There’s something about Obama that makes sliming him spatter back on the slimer.  After eight years of Bush-Cheney-Rove, the country might be in the mood for something different.  Unless they find something real to hang on Obama (not elementary school or adolescence), the swift-boating could backfire in 2008.

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