Niall Ferguson on the 2012 presidential election

Why Obama Is Winning
Newsweek/The Daily Beast
September 10, 2012
Commentary by: Niall Ferguson, member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: 2012 presidential election

“It’s a paradox. The economy is in the doldrums. Yet the incumbent is ahead in the polls. According to a huge body of research by political scientists, this is not supposed to happen. On the other side of the Atlantic, it hardly ever does. But in America today, the law of political gravity has been suspended.”

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