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Obama's Slam Dunk? His Plan For The Home Stretch

11/30/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

It is a narrative two years in the making. The story of an eloquent, young man going up against one of the strongest political forces the Democratic Party has ever fielded -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the link to the party's heyday in the 1990s -- and beating her. In doing so, he attracted millions of people to his cause.

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This should come as no surprise. As he did during the long, drawn-out Democratic primary -- methodically, steadily gaining delegates while deflecting attacks -- Obama has moved with deliberation in the closing days of the campaign.

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