Obama supporters already on the attack for 2012 election

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Aug 05, 2011 10:06 AM
Obama supporters already on the attack for 2012 election
Reporting from Washington— The stock market plunge highlights a challenge President Obama faces in his quest for a second term: With a recovery that is anemic at best, he probably will be forced to run on something other than his economic record.

Already, the outlines of a hard-nosed reelection campaign are emerging. Using surrogates to distance the president from the effort, his team is pushing back hard against criticism of his handling of the economy. At the same time, aides are developing lines of attack against potential GOP opponents.