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How Obama can win reelection

By Joshua Green
Globe Correspondent / October 27, 2011

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Obama won’t convince anyone that he has turned the country around; but he could justifiably claim that he has fixed many of the problems bequeathed to him by his predecessor, George W. Bush, and made meaningful progress on the remaining ones, enough to warrant a second term. There’s at least some evidence to suggest it might succeed. Americans first turned against Bush and the Republican Party en masse over the Iraq War. Obama’s opposition to the war, and the contrast that presented with Hillary Clinton, won him the Democratic nomination and helped put him in the White House. Fulfilling his pledge to end the war that Bush started should resonate even with voters frustrated about the economy. So should his record of dispatching terrorists and dictators. Osama bin Laden, Khadafy, and Anwar al-Awlaki, have all fallen as a result of Obama’s actions.

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