Redistricting Threatens Obama’s Reelection

May 20, 2011  |  

(Rolling Out) — Around the media world and blogosphere, I incessantly see articles suggesting how Barack Obama has assured a victory in the 2012 presidential election after his decision to go into Pakistan and kill Osama bin Laden. Now, I, too, wrote a piece some weeks ago asserting six reasons why he had the inside road to winning in 2012.  Although I stand by it, it was written before the raid on Osama bin Laden and, more importantly, before the actual redistricting of the GOP. Redistricting occurs once every 10 years, which just happens to be now.  Redistricting efforts will be very important in the 2012 Presidential elections since many states have become Republican-dominated since the November 2010 elections, which saw sweeping changes in legislations across the nation. The census shift that was documented last year, more than likely, will hurt Obama in 2012 since people have left traditional blue states for red ones.

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