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).
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.