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Claim: Editorial by television personality Hugh Downs explains why he thinks Barack Obama will lose the election.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, August 2008]
Origins: Affable TV personality
Regardless of whether Hugh Downs' personal politics would incline him to vote for or against Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, the above-quoted editorial attributed to him, explaining his reasons for thinking that Obama will lose that election, doesn't sound like Hugh Downs — penning a lengthy editorial labeling a prominent politician a "flake" just isn't his style.
Indeed, this article has nothing to do with Hugh Downs. It's an opinion piece entitled "The Odd Choices in Barack Obama's Career" that was written by
Last updated: 10 September 2008
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