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Disappointment and downpours: Obama’s luck runs out

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One of the things that struck nearly all observers about Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was that there were times when he was just plain lucky. There was never any better example than his August 28, 2008 nomination acceptance speech at Denver’s Invesco Field.  Holding a giant outdoor event is always a risk; bad weather could turn it into a fiasco, and even...

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