Obama’s Path to Re-election

March 25, 2011 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY Lecture Series, Graduate Center

Despite record-setting losses suffered by Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections, President Obama still has the edge — if only by default — to be re-elected, says New York Times columnist, Gail Collins. “All of our presumptions about how well Barack Obama will do in the 2012 election are based on the incredibly awful Republican candidates that appear to be out there ready to run against him.” Collins was joined by Mike Allen, chief political correspondent for Politico, in a discussion at the Graduate Center hosted by Peter Beinart, associate professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and senior political writer for The Daily Beast, that examined the likely field of Republican candidates and what a second Obama term might mean for the nation.
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