View Full Version : Analysis: Obama tested by events outside control

03-13-2012, 11:58 AM
This is the economy election, right? Tell that to the world.President Barack Obama is getting another dose of the reality of his job: the out-of-his-control events that shape whether he will keep it. The bigger worry for Obama is that all the outside events conspire to sour the public mood, give people more to worry about and create an opening for Republicans to challenge his leadership. Just because presidents may not be able to control problems does not mean they don't get blamed for them. "People may not care much about what Israel is doing, or even what Iran is doing, but given American dependence on Mideast oil, that has a direct impact on the pocketbook. Do these things inevitably have an impact on the campaign? Absolutely, because they will be the questions put to the presidential candidates."http://nbcpolitics.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/13/10666856-analysis-obama-tested-by-events-outside-control