Jobs report is setback for Obama as reelection campaign looms

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jul 08, 2011 4:05 AM
Friday’s gloomy jobs report has put President Obama at increasing risk of losing what could be one of the strongest arguments for his reelection: that he turned around an economy in rapid decline and ushered in a vibrant recovery.

Anemic job growth and a jump in the unemployment rate to 9.2 percent are forcing the White House to prepare for a 2012 campaign that focuses not on what Obama has done to improve the economy, but on what the other side would do to hurt it.