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November 1, 2010

Final Optics of Campaign 2010

File this under the category of: “If you had told me two years ago…”

Here’s the NYT photo composition leading today’s election eve front page. After all the drama and battling, the mid-terms boiled down to a mano-a-mano contest between Obama and Boehner, Obama defending his own neighborhood while Boehner, coming off like a boy scout, campaigns in Ohio.

As always, I’m interest in how you’re reading this.

(photos: Doug Mills/New York Times; Jeff Swensen for the New York Times. caption: PULLING OUT THE STOPS President Obama, at a diner in Chicago, and Representative John A. Boehner, the House Republican leader, at a campaign event for a Congressional race in Hanoverton, Ohio. Mr. Obama also visited Ohio, Mr. Boehner’s home state.)

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