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Obama Needs Luck To Win In 2012

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Barack Obama probably will have to pull out a familiar card next year: the luck of the draw.

In winning the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, the president defeated political heavyweights, starting with Hillary Rodham Clinton. His other triumphs were facilitated by lots of luck.

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