A couple months back American University Professor Allan Lichtman came out with his “keys” that told us that Obama was a cinch for re-election. Included in those keys were:
Social unrest: There is no sustained social unrest during the term. Says Lichtman, “There wasn’t any social unrest when I made my predictions for 2012 and there still isn’t.” Obama wins a fifth key here.
Occupy Wall Street anyone?
Scandal: The incumbent administration is untainted by major scandal. “This administration has been squeaky clean. There’s nothing on scandal,” says Lichtman. Another Obama win.
Contest: There is no serious contest for the incumbent party nomination. Says Lichtman on Obama’s unchallenged status, “I never thought there would be any serious contest against Barack Obama in the Democratic primary.” Obama wins this key.
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[...] mentioned the “keys to victory” for Obama in 2012 a couple weeks ago. The key we’re watching this week is: Social unrest: There is no sustained social unrest [...]