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Former US Senator and presidential candidate Fred Thompson speaks about presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain, seen on a giant screen in the background as a wounded soldier, during the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 2, 2008. By Paul J. Richards/Getty.

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