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This is going to be a very close election

This year, not everything can be so easily remedied by that ready smile or the soaring speech that seemed to melt any troubles four years ago.

  CHARLOTTE, N.C.—This is now a man whose hair has greyed, a man whose famous audacity has collided with confrontation and dashed expectations. This year, not everything can be so easily remedied by that ready smile or the soaring speech that seemed to melt any troubles four years ago. The football stadium has given way to a basketball arena. No fireworks, no Greek columns, not even any balloons. But Thursday night, Barack Obama had his mojo back, even

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