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Victory Within Grasp, Obama Faces A New Choice October 9, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in News, Obama, Politics.
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Huffington Post

Thomas B. Edsall

October 9, 2008 03:12 PM

As two major developments become increasingly likely – a Democratic presidential victory on November 4 and a sustained economic crisis – Barack Obama faces a difficult choice: does he begin now to prepare the electorate for tough times, or does he continue to maintain a politically contrived optimism on the assumption that he can shift gears after election day.

The short-term incentives are all on the side of maintaining a happy face: As things stand, Obama keeps moving ahead in the polls, winning debates and expanding his hold on battleground states. Why junk a winner? Source Article

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