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  In this Nov. 5, 2012, photo, President Barack Obama makes a call to thank a volunteer as he visits a call center in a campaign office in the German Village section of Columbus, Ohio. In the end, Obama won re-election exactly the way his campaign had predicted: running up big margins with women and minorities, mobilizing a sophisticated registration and get-out-the-vote operation and focusing narrowly on the battleground states that would determine the election. It wasn't always exciting, and it was hardly transformational. But it worked. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)