Niall Ferguson on the 2012 election

It’s the Weather, Stupid
Newsweek/The Daily Beast
April 9, 2012
Commentary by: Niall Ferguson, member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: 2012 election 

“It must be the weather. For some reason, everyone thinks that the economy is recovering and so President Obama is going to be reelected. Just put a bit of blossom on the trees and people lose their minds.

Or maybe it’s not the weather. Maybe we’re all just fed up with the Republican Party’s interminable process of nominating Mitt Romney as its presidential candidate. Who needs The Hunger Games when you’ve got the Pennsylvania primary?” 

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