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Obama's Best Hand: He's Already President


President Barack Obama, Brady Press Room Briefing(Richard A. Bloom)

Barack Obama's best asset as he fights for re-election? It might simply be the fact he's already president.

Obama has shaped the race as only a sitting president can, using the Oval Office to amplify his campaign's message while knocking Mitt Romney off balance with a combination of policy maneuvers. Being in office during a time of economic distress might yet be his undoing, but Obama thus far has worked to maximize the inherent advantages of incumbency.

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