Which old white president does Obama most resemble?

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June 19, 2011
The Nation Blog
by Jamelle Bouie  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"For The Weekly Standard’s Jay Cost, it’s Jimmy Carter, the preferred bogeyman of conservatives and right-wingers. ... Yes, Cost is right to place Obama on shaky ground for his re-election campaign. ... Jimmy Carter, on the other hand, was wildly unpopular by the time 1980 rolled around, and faced a credible primary challenge from Senator Ted Kennedy. What’s more, the public blamed Carter for the poor economy of the late seventies, which isn’t true of Obama and today." (06/17/11)


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