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Had Mr. Obama been willing to bury the hatchet and share the limelight with rival Hillary Clinton, no less a political genius than Karl Rove believes he would have been unbeatable. Gratifyingly, Mr. McCain was a big enough man to choose and surrender the spotlight to Sarah Palin.

David Limbaugh is a nationally syndicated columnist, author and lawyer. His book “Bankrupt: The Intellectual and Moral Bankruptcy of Today’s Democratic Party” was released recently in paperback.