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November 3, 2009

Election Day: Drawing Conclusions

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Are today’s elections really a referendum on Obama, according to the knee-jerk meme of a doomsaying media (and an inflection of the photo), or is the day mostly a referendum on incumbents, a sense of worry and powerlessness (check photo again) and “throw the bums out?”

(12:50 PST slightly revised)

(photo: Jim Young/Reuters. caption: A girl listens to U.S. President Barack Obama speak at a campaign rally for New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine at the Prudential Center in Newark, November 1, 2009.)

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