If American Manufacturers Keep Jobs, So Does Obama

If manufacturing continues to grow in key states, it may be Obama's ticket to another term.

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[Jobless Rate Falls to 8.3 Percent.]

"It seems to me that the main issue the Republican candidate can focus on is 'too little, too late,'" Lawless says,an argument that gives voters the difficult task of imagining an alternate reality in which Obama was not elected.

It's a pretty precarious position. It's not a position I'd want to be in as a candidate."

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