Saturday, January 7, 2012

What If Obama Loses?

Not something we want to think about, but Washington Monthly has done an excellent job of scoping out the particulars of this unhappy event! Read it and work hard to re-elect the President in 2012.

It’s a common complaint—we’ve certainly made it over the years—that too much political campaign coverage focuses on the horse race. The packed debate schedule in the current GOP nomination battle has put a bit more focus than usual on the substance of what the candidates are saying, which is good. But even so, most of this coverage has wound up being about whether a given policy position might help or hurt a candidate’s chances of winning. What’s most important has been left largely unexamined: if one of these candidates actually becomes president and advances his or her policies, what would be the consequences for the nation?

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