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Obama VP Pick, McCain Gaffe Cap Week In Politics

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Obama VP Pick, McCain Gaffe Cap Week In Politics

Election 2008

Obama VP Pick, McCain Gaffe Cap Week In Politics

Obama VP Pick, McCain Gaffe Cap Week In Politics

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This week, Barack Obama kept the lid on his running mate's identity, and John McCain couldn't remember how many houses he owns.

E.J. Dionne, a columnist for the Washington Post and a fellow at the Brookings Institution, says the secrecy over Obama's pick shows a new discipline in the Democratic Party.

David Brooks, a columnist for The New York Times, says McCain's gaffe won't hurt him in the long run.