Originally posted by gamer_989: an economic recovery makes obama pretty close to unbeatable. by economic recovery, i mean unemployments rates of 6%. also, as other have alluded to, it does matter who the gop rolls out.
Unemployment of 6% by 2012 is a pipe dream.
Given Obama's refusal to embrace the free market, I expect another 2 years of double-digit unemployment. the Dems have no concept of how to repaitr the dmage they have done to the economy. They are rabid ideologues unable to change course when their policies fail miserably.
What a load of right-wing bs. Even a moderate reduction in unemployment, to say 7 or 7.5% will be enough to convince voters Obama has been and will remain the right man for the job.
All he will need to do is remind the voters he repaired the extensive damage the Republicans did to the market and economy. That and the fact he followed through on his promises to ensure access to affordable care by signing into law health care reform; and his promise to protect our individual financial worth and stability by implementing protections against the fraud and deceit we saw from the GOP's deregulation of the market. Not to mention he has bent over backwards to help small businesses stay afloat and be in position to prosper when a recovery is sustained. And of course, there are the troops he has promised to bring home, which will be completed come election time. Voters will understand everything he has done and sacrificed to get nation back on track.. It won't even be close, especially if he is running against a radical TP candidate like, say, Sarah Palin who wouldn't stand a chance with libertarians and independents.
This post was edited on 1/8 9:47 AM by Clan Fraser