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Biden: Second Obama term possible even with high unemployment
Biden: Second Obama term possible even with high unemployment

President Obama can win a second term even if the economic recovery fails to gather steam, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday. In an interview aboard Air Force Two as he continued a nine-day tour of Asia, the vice president based his conviction in part on the belief that voters understand the Democratic administration “inherited a God-awful circumstance that wasn’t our responsibility. ”That doesn't in any way diminish the genuine suffering of a hell of a lot of Americans. But I think everything gets down to a choice," he said. Biden made a similar point as he campaigned for Democratic candidates in the 2010 election, even reprising a favorite quotation that...

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