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President Obama's Big Drags
|Last Edited||John Aug 04, 2011 09:08am|
|News Date||Thursday, August 4, 2011 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
The politics of the debt fight were a drag for President Barack Obama, yanking his popularity to new lows. Here’s an even bigger drag: Obama emerges from the months-long fracas weaker – and facing much deeper and more durable political obstacles – than his own advisers ever imagined.
The consensus has been that for all his problems, Obama is so skilled a politician – and the eventual GOP nominee so flawed or hapless — that he’d likely be re-elected.