08/21/2011 06:44 pm ET Updated Oct 21, 2011

Spotlight Lingers For 2008 Celebs

To the bystander, the contemporary political campaign is a frightening juggernaut that careens unpredictably through randomly-chosen American towns; most bystanders manage to get out of its way, but some manage to jump aboard to be carried along for the ride -- think Joe the Plumber -- while others are crushed beneath its wheels.

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