With the history-making nominations of Barack Obama and Sarah Palin, 2008 is shaping up as the most fascinating election since the 1968 Nixon-Humphrey-Wallace brawl, or possibly the 1912 face-off between three presidents (Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson). The race in 1992 between George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot (the most popular independent since TR) looks almost bland in contrast. Weāre likely headed for another election night where everyone stays up late ā and with the added mysteries of race and gender, it will be a political junkieās dream.

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