Odds for Obama's 2012 Re-election Rises

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    Bespoke Investment Group: Dem to Win in 2012 Spikes with Market

    Why is this in the economy section? Because the odds of a President being re-elected is partially dependent upon how the economy is doing. It is easier for the President to be re-elected if the economy is doing well.

    Of course, anything can happen over the next four years, and I don't put any stock in predicting the election that far in advance. However, the odds rising for re-election in the future is an indicator that the perception of the economy is improving now.
     
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    If the economy does stabalize, and then move up slowly, President Obama has a lock on the '12 election. If it comes back and does very well, and the employment figures rise with it, then the Dems as a whole will do very well in 2010 and 2012.

    If President Obama also succeeds in getting an equitable National Health Care System in place by the end of this term, he will have a lock on a place in history.
     
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    i agree with old rocks
     
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    I agree with this, but it's not such an anomaly. If the country is doing well, incumbents do well.
     
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    well if the economy comes back from the mess it is in now i don't see how O could possibly NOT get re-elected.

    in my view though there is no way we will have a decent capitalist economy by 2012 the way we're going

    we might have a decent fascist one though
     
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    Incumbents don't lose. Think about it. Bush Sr. lost because Perot took votes away from him. Carter was WAY ahead in October, then the Iran crisis screwed him up. Incumbents are favorites to begin with.
     
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    Obama already has a lock. The GOP is hopelessly lost. Since they are America's last line of defense against Leftists like Obama and since they cater to the Neoconservatives, the silent majority will have no one to vote for. Wackos like Obama will win by default. The best America can hope for is for the Libtards in Congress to be replaced by real Conservatives in 2010.
     
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    you're an optimist. we have no idea how bad things might get by 2012.
     
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