Obama: Killing bin Laden Doesn’t Guarantee 2012 Win

President Obama told Miami TV station WLTV that the killing of Osama bin Laden does “not at all” guarantee he will win reelection. From The Hill:

Obama said he expects the economy and jobs will top voters’ concerns in 2012, the same calculation Republicans are making.

“I think in politics, the people are definitely thinking about the economy, high gas prices, unemployment is still high, and so we need to keep making important progress on those fronts and for the Latino community,” the president said.

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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