Shadow Boxing Merkel's Rival Swings and Misses in Debate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is notoriously difficult to pin down. Try as he might during Sunday evening's debate, her center-left challenger Peer Steinbrück was unable to land a damaging blow. Yet he may still have emerged as the victor.
Merkel tried to seem as though she had little to fear on Sunday evening.

Merkel tried to seem as though she had little to fear on Sunday evening.

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