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Indeed, being boring was pretty much Obama's strategy last time round, which is why not even the Washington Post – a publication so wonky it excitedly describes this week's debate as "a cultural event" – can remember a single "genuinely memorable" moment from the 2008 debates with John McCain due to Obama's attack plan of being "serious and sober" and "milking the clock".
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