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The Road to Electoral Victory 2012: Daniels/Rubio

Friday, April 1, 2011

Over at NationalJournal.com, former Bush 43 and Schwarzenegger advisor Matthew Dowd describes the three factors that, in his estimation, could do in Barack Obama in 2012: a poor economy, continued overseas crises, and a charismatic Republican challenger.

There’s a fourth variable – the ever-changing nature of the presidency (it changed under Hoover in 1932, Carter in 1980, and Bush 41 in 1992) – but that’s another discussion for another day.

But rather than waste your time speculating on the circumstances involved in unseating an incumbent president – good luck predicting this nation’s health and other nations’ mischief 19 months from now – I’d like you to engage in something far more empirical: presidential mathematics.

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