The 2008 presidential race is the first in 80 years in which neither the incumbent president nor vice president is running. But there are two more important reasons why this race is different from most other races. One is that the leading candidates are at this stage in tension with what have been their parties' dominant bases. Two, we have a much better idea of how these candidates would handle crises than we usually do.
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