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Subject:  Re: Oh golly, the Wall Street Journal Date:  12/2/2012  4:22 PM
Author:  jerryab Number:  1841704 of 1955185

For each of the last three two-term Presidents, the economy went a long way to determining success or failure. George W. Bush's eight years ended in an economic panic that ruined his legacy. But note in the nearby table the tales of the Reagan and Clinton second terms.

http://economyinperspective.com/gdp

GWB = 1.7% GDP growth, inheriting a reasonably good economy AND budget. Obama is above that and inherited a massively failing economy with huge ongoing deficits.
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