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Peter S. Canellos | National Perspective

Obama's virtues aside, it's politics as usual

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke at a roundtable discussion at the Flying Star Cafe in Albuquerque. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke at a roundtable discussion at the Flying Star Cafe in Albuquerque. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)
By Peter S. Canellos
Globe Staff / June 24, 2008

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WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's first television spot of the general election campaign is so faithful to the comfy cliches of political bio ads that its appearance seems to be a statement in itself: The candidate who won the Democratic presidential nomination by emphasizing his difference from politics as usual is now calling attention to his sameness. (Full article: 783 words)

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