Campaigns and elections

Graphiti: Obama Isn’t Truman

Oct 6 '11

From Brendan Nyhan’s post.  The upshot: don’t claim that Truman’s campaign against a “do-nothing Congress” was the reason for his 1948 victory.  The economy was clearly important.  And don’t think that such a strategy will help Obama in 2012, given the very different economy that he faces.