Magazine January 24, 2011, Issue

Advantage: Obama

(Roman Genn)
Evicting the president in 2012 will not be easy

The overhyped political story of the moment is President Obama’s supposed comeback. That story notes that just weeks after his midterm “shellacking” he won congressional approval for a deal on taxes, the New START treaty, and a bill to let gays and lesbians serve openly in the military. But these victories do not have much bearing on whether Obama will be reelected in 2012. Liberals are happier with Obama now that “don’t ask, don’t tell” is history, but they were always going to be with him in 2012. There may not be a voter in America who is going to …

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Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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