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USA | Här är tre favoriter bland omslagen. De sammanfattar ganska väl årets valkampanj.

I ”Defaying Gravety” i National Journal förklarade Beth Reinhard, Major Garrett och Jim Tankersley varför Barack Obamas opinionssiffror såg så bra ut trots en knackig ekonomi.

If voters have so lowered their expectations, how can they also still be hopeful? It’s easiest to explain it this way: Living in the U.S. and working in the sluggish economy over the last two years was like sitting in a lukewarm bath: The water wasn’t hot enough to be relaxing, but it wasn’t getting colder, either. Bathers got used to it. And every once in a while, the faucet dripped out a few scalding splashes that promised more comfort on the way.


The recovery, however uninspiring, is a recovery. The economy isn’t contracting. Companies aren’t shedding more workers than they hire, and the unemployment rate isn’t rising.

Enda gången det såg ut som om Mitt Romney skulle kunna ta hem segern var efter första presidentvalsdebatten. Mitt Romney vann övertygande.

Redan tidigare hade republikanska anhängare gjort sig lustiga över hur beroende presidenten var av teleprompters när han höll tal.

Philip Rucker på Washington Post skrev så här redan i oktober:

Picking up on a theme that has been rippling through GOP circles for two years, Republican presidential candidates are trying to use President Obama’s reliance on teleprompters to deflate one of his biggest strengths — his oratorical skill.

[N]ow, Obama’s speechmaking is constant fodder for conservative radio, cable news and Internet outlets. On Tuesday, after someone took a truck in Virginia containing some of the most symbolic objects of the presidency, including the lectern and seal, it was the teleprompter that the conservative Web site Drudge Report zeroed in on: “SPEECHLESS: OBAMA’S TELEPROMPTER STOLEN!”

Obamas föga imponerande insats under i debatten spädde på bilden av att kejsaren var naken.

Eller som man lite ironiskt skrev i konservativa National Review: “We don’t know why everyone is being so hard on Obama’s debate performance. He did fine. Carry on, Mr. President!”

Men ingenting hjälpte. Obama vann och omslaget på konservativa The Weekly Standard säger allt om hur republikanerna kände sig på valnatten.

Bild: National Journal den 29 september 2012, National Review den 29 oktober 2012 och The Weekly Standard den 19 november 2012.

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