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Denial

I’m sticking to my guns on this Oklahoma situation: if Edwards wins the state, even by a sliver, the story tomorrow morning will be something like “Edwards Denies Kerry a Sweep,” “Kerry, Edwards Divide Primaries,” “Edwards Emerges to Challenge Kerry” or something similar. Michael is right to say that the coming week doesn’t offer Edwards the chance to score big against Kerry. He probably won’t have a good chance for a win again until next Tuesday’s Virginia and Tennessee contests. But the media will keep it alive at least until then, the GOP will continue to beat Kerry up through proxies, and some additional money from nervous Democratic moderates and Southern liberals will flow Edwards’ way.

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