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Wanna Win This Election?

Wanna Win This Election?

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Closer than either candidate might like. Source: Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Source: Mario Tama/Getty Images

It's amazing to watch these polls go back and forth... Obama's up... McCain's up... no wait, they're tied. And at this point, the candidates seem to have little control over any of it. The news of the day drives many of these swings. Namely: the economy, hurricanes, even the announcement of Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate. So, what's a candidate to do? With 7 weeks left before we all head to the polls, what's it going to take to win this election?