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The Republican National Committee is out with its latest national TV spot, hanging the economy around Obama’s neck in the context of promises made during his acceptance speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver:

Only problem here is that most Americans, according to polls–even if they disapprove of the president’s handling of the economy–still attribute significant blame to Bush. Almost all of the horrendous economic statistics in the ad reflect the anemic period from January-March 2009, when Obama inherited the Bush economy in a tailspin.

Key to his reelection hopes is a positive message that things are improving but that also acknowledges the immense pain still being felt. Obama managed, despite journalists’ fretting to the contrary, to connect with the economically fearful in the fall of 2008; he needs to do so again in 2012.

President Trump boards Air Force One for his return flight home from Florida on July 31, 2020

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Florida senior residents have been reliable Republican voters for decades, but it looks like their political impact could shift in the upcoming 2020 election.

As Election Day approaches, Florida is becoming a major focal point. President Donald Trump is facing more of an uphill battle with maintaining the support of senior voters due to his handling of critical issues over the last several months. Several seniors, including some who voted for Trump in 2016, have explained why he will not receive their support in the November election.

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