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McCain battles on others' terms

John McCain held a town hall meeting in Peterborough, N.H., yesterday. He gave an impassioned speech and took questions. John McCain held a town hall meeting in Peterborough, N.H., yesterday. He gave an impassioned speech and took questions. (Robyn Beck/ AFP/ Getty Images)
By Sasha Issenberg
Globe Staff / November 3, 2008

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PETERBOROUGH, N.H. - In the closing days of the presidential race, Republican John McCain storms through the coda of his stump speech with passionate conviction: "Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight," McCain thunders, jutting his index fingers downward as his words drown under waves of applause. "America is worth fighting for." (Full article: 1288 words)

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