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Subject:  It isn't the Republicans. Date:  12/1/2012  12:29 PM
Author:  doubtit Number:  657670 of 888329

To adapt Jack Kennedy's famous phrase, an ebbing tide strands all politicians.

The great mistake of Mr. Obama's first term was putting his social and political agenda above nurturing a faster economic recovery. It nearly cost him re-election, even against a weak opponent. Mr. Obama won by telling voters he only needed more time. Without faster growth, his second term ambitions will vanish faster than he and his preternatural self-confidence imagine.

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