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Obama's Florida days
Imagine you're Barack Obama, and it's time to face the music in Florida. You've ignored the Sunshine State for eight months, you've brushed off Hillary Rodham Clinton's cries of "count every Florida vote," and exit polls in state after state suggest you're weak among Hispanics, Jews, and seniors. In America's biggest, oldest, and most diverse swing state, that makes you a strong candidate for mayor of Loserville.
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