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‘Even slow growth has typically been enough to carry incumbents to victory’

July 27th, 2012 Comments off

“…. All told, the trajectory of recovery has been flatter than initially reported; but for the last quarter of 2009 and the last quarter of 2011, when growth rose to 4%, output has expanded less than 3% every single quarter of the recovery and below 2% a full third of the time. Since the recovery began in the third quarter of 2009, the output gap has scarcely closed at all, falling from roughly $1 trillion to about $800 billion. Little wonder that unemployment remains well above its long-term rate.
The poor performance will open up additional room for criticism of President Obama by his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. But even slow growth has typically been enough to carry incumbents to victory…”



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Obama ad jabs at Romney’s record on jobs at Bain – Chicago Sun-Times

July 15th, 2012 Comments off

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Obama ad jabs at Romney's record on jobs at Bain
Chicago Sun-Times
CLIFTON, Va. — An unrelenting President Barack Obama jabbed at Mitt Romney's record with a private equity firm in an ad Saturday that aimed to keep his rival on the defensive just as the Republican challenger's campaign hoped to take advantage of poor
Axelrod: Romney takes advantage of tax loopholes; Obama doesn'tWashington Times
Romney adviser: Obama's tactics demean presidencyNorthJersey.com
Mitt Romney faces summer of hurdles, opportunitiesSTLtoday.com

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