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RNC: Obama Attacks Prove He Can’t Run on His Record


The RNC greets Monday morning with an infographic . . .

One of the fascinating developments of this cycle is the near-bipartisan consensus that President Obama “can’t run on his record.” (Bob ShrumMaureen Dowd, John Cassidy of The New Yorker, ABC News’s Jake Tapper, and The Economist, for a few examples.)

So what we have is a widespread agreement that Obama’s record, by itself, does not warrant a second term . . . and yet the debate continues. But once both sides concur about the incumbent’s proven inability to improve the state of the nation . . . isn’t the debate effectively over?

Tags: Obama , RNC


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