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Campaign 2008

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And so it begins. At long last, the presidential candidates are in the starting gates in snowy Iowa and New Hampshire. But the first big votes of Election '08, this week and next, may decide... nothing.

Democrats could essentially tie! Republicans could fight all the way to the convention floor in September.

For the first time in 80 years there's no incumbent president or VP in either party. This election is wide open.

This hour, On Point: we look at the long game past Iowa and New Hampshire to Super Duper Tuesday and beyond, strategies, Hail Marys. It's a rumble out there.Guests:

Bob Shrum, senior strategist for Al Gore's and John Kerry's presidential campaigns, and author of "No Excuses: Confessions of a Serial Campaigner."

Tony Fabrizio, chief pollster and strategist for Bob Dole's 1996 presidential campaign. He has advised dozens of GOP candidates and the Republican National Committee.

Donna Brazile, senior political strategist and campaign manager for the Gore-Lieberman 2000 campaign. She is chair of the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute and a CNN commentator.

Roger Simon, chief political columnist for Politico.com.

This program aired on January 2, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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