May 9, 2011

CARTERESQUE:

President Obama dashes ‘Jimmy Carter’ label (ALEXANDER BURNS, 5/9/11, Politico)

So much for campaigning against Jimmy Carter.

In the aftermath of Osama bin Laden’s death, Republicans are adjusting to a new political reality: with the bin Laden trump card now in President Barack Obama’s possession, it’s looking increasingly likely the 2012 campaign will ride on a single number—the national unemployment rate.


Jimmy Carter got a similar bump in the polls after invading Iran to rescue the hostages, as did GHWB after Gulf I. They remained Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush.

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