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Obama in 2012: Five Advantages (and Five Disadvantages) Obama in 2012: Five Advantages (and Five Disadvantages)

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Campaign 2012

Obama in 2012: Five Advantages (and Five Disadvantages)

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(Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama officially announced he'll run for reelection in 2012 on Monday. Here are five advantages he brings to his campaign (and click here for five disadvantages he faces).

1. Independents

 

Independents remain fickle and not particularly enamored with Republicans, meaning Obama has a chance at winning them over. Also, the independents who voted for Obama in 2008 did so because he promised to restore America’s standing in the world. He can argue he's done that in 2012.

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