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A Way Back to the High Road?

He also noted, "We responded with an offer of doing five debates, rather than the traditional three, which the McCain campaign declined.

"My general point," Obama continued, "is that both the conventions and the debates will offer formats for Senator McCain and myself to make our best case to the American people at a time when the American people will be paying attention.

"And ultimately, the best corrective to overly negative campaigns are the American people, who are not interested in a lot of bickering but are interested in who's got the best answers for the country."

I think everybody would agree with that last point.

davidbroder@washpost.com


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