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I'm In, But Without Any Enthusiasm

Mitchell, Lincoln A.

Obama's reelection campaign, like most reelection campaigns, will not be driven by hope and visions of the future but by fear of the opposition and the incumbent's record. Accordingly, instead of a campaign, like the one in 2008 that dared Americans to dream of real change, the 2012 campaign will seek to tell a story of economic turnaround and recovery. Although it is far from obvious now that this has occurred, it is certainly possible that there will be a noticeable improvement in the economy of 2012.

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May 18, 2012
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