If Obama loses in 2012, would he run again in 2016?


American Enterprise Institute excerpt

Now imagine if Barack Obama should narrowly lose to Mitt Romney on Nov. 6, maybe even winning the popular vote though losing the electoral college. (Certainly the economic indicators — though certainly not the head-to-head-polls — right now suggest he should be a one termer.) Might Obama try to grab the nomination in 2016 and take another crack at Romney?
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The economy the next four years could be pretty rough thanks to high levels of U.S. debt and a possible eurozone implosion. The Obama years might be subject to some positive revisionist history by a friendly media. And as one gloomy economic analyst told me recently,”Whichever party wins the White House in 2012 won’t win again for 20 years.”

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