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Political history a warning for early-season winners

Tony Muenster (left), Bernard Michel, and Don Sieverding had closet seats yesterday during a crowded Democratic caucus. Tony Muenster (left), Bernard Michel, and Don Sieverding had closet seats yesterday during a crowded Democratic caucus. (Mark Hirsch/Associated Press)
By Peter S. Canellos
Globe Staff / January 4, 2008

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DES MOINES - Now comes the hard part for Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee, the insurgents who last night took center stage in their parties' presidential races, but who will now face the daunting scrutiny of the political and media world, with many of their own parties' leaders arrayed against them. (Full article: 991 words)

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