December 21, 2011

MICKEY KAUS: “For the record–before it becomes the CW–let me note that the Feiler Faster Thesis suggests that, should the economy improve, Obama can recover more rapidly than previous Presidents seeking reelection at the tail end of recessions. In other words, an unemployment drop can come later in his term than before and still be enough to reelect him. It’s not that people will quickly forget the previous 3-plus years of joblessness. But they will forget it more quickly than they did two decades ago. … The incumbent could have more time than optimistic Republicans think.” That’s clearly the Democrats’ hope.

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