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April 25, 2012


Obama Gets Personal Again

As he heads into a general election against Mitt Romney, President Obama's speeches "are revisiting parts of the life story that helped propel his rise," the Los Angeles Times reports. "There are nods to his humble beginnings, his hardworking grandmother and the stresses of debt -- in short, stories that best connect with the middle-class voters his reelection may depend on."

The reason: "After more than three years in office, the trappings of the presidency can begin to take a toll, causing voters to see the incumbent more as a high-priced suit behind a podium than as a person whose life once resembled theirs. Obama campaign aides are mindful of that potential problem."












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