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  1. 02 Oct '10 03:21
    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100056585/rahm-emanuel-jumps-off-sinking-white-house-titanic/
  2. 02 Oct '10 03:21
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    There is no doubt that political ambition is a major factor in Emanuel’s decision to exit Washington, but the stunning decline of the Obama presidency must also have played a key role in his thinking. With Barack Obama increasingly seen as a liability within his own party, and just 37 percent of Americans saying they are more likely to vote for a candidate if backed by the president, nerves are clearly fraying inside the White House with the prospects for re-election in 2012 looking increasingly bleak.

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  3. 02 Oct '10 03:40
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
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    There is no doubt that political ambition is a major factor in Emanuel’s decision to exit Washington, but the stunning decline of the Obama presidency must also have played a key role in his thinking. With Barack Obama increasingly seen as a liability within his own party, and just 37 percent of Americans saying they are more likely to vote for a ca ...[text shortened]... de the White House with the prospects for re-election in 2012 looking increasingly bleak.

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    He is running back under his rock in Chicago. He will be welcomed there with Bloggo and company.