The Debt Ceiling and the Grim Election of 2012

Mitchell, Lincoln A.

As the 2012 election approaches, the choice which confronts the American people is more depressing than it is stark. Four years ago, candidate Barack Obama generated a great deal of excitement, even optimism. It is hard to imagine any candidate from either party doing that in 2012. Additionally, neither party can present itself as the party of change or new ideas in the coming election.


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September 27, 2011