Photo Gallery: Steinbrück's Big 'Misunderstanding'

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Steinbrück's Failings The Flawed Campaign of Merkel's Rival

Peer Steinbrück, the Social Democratic chancellor candidate, is everything Angela Merkel isn't: He's cheeky and brash and he can't resist a joke. It's entertaining, but it can't mask what has been a poorly-run campaign that will likely end in failure.