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*Dismal pretty much sums up May’s job numbers … just 54,000 private-sector jobs gained, and the unemployment rate up a tick to 9.1 percent.

As the Daily Beast points out, all signs point toward a very slow recovery on the jobs front, and so the conventional wisdom arbiters in Washington right now are asking: Can President Obama be reelected if the unemployment rate is still 9 percent?

But the site’s Michael Tomasky says the GOP candidates – and Nixon’s example – are giving Obama cause for hope.

Just as the Democrats seemed to have lost their moorings in 1972, so it may be that in 2012 Obama will benefit from a heavy dose of Republican Crazy.

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