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Pragmatism unites the States

Americans are less polarized than politicians indicate, but the power of a cunning political campaign endures

By Martin Kettle  /  THE GUARDIAN , London

Will it happen? There were signs in Boston last week that Senator John Kerry has begun to embrace some of this. But the picture is incomplete, there is a long way to go and -- as Germond reminds us -- the Republicans

are very good, and very ruthless, campaigners.

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