What if the Republicans Lose in 2012?

Mitchell, Lincoln A.

A look in to what could happen if the Republican Party does not get elected in the 2012 election.

"With the 2012 presidential election still 16 months away, it is still far too early to know who will win, or even who the Republican candidate will be. Nonetheless, while the road to reelection will not be easy for President Obama, it is certainly possible that he will get reelected. If that happens, analysts will undoubtedly point to the recovering economy, relatively solid, if cautious, foreign policy pursued by Obama, and to the flawed candidacy of Obama's yet unknown Republican opponent. There will be some truth to all these explanations, but this should not obscure the extent to which this election, in a normal political context would be the Republicans to lose."


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September 27, 2011