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responses/rebuttals, Stephanopoulos stated "we're not going to be big
a half weeks, the first since
Herman Cain suspended his campaign, and the first since conventional
wisdom began to portray Newt
Gingrich as the
alternative to Mitt Romney. It came 24 days
before the Iowa caucuses.