Do Obamas Re-Election Chances Ride On A U.S. Bailout Of Europe?
Also published in Forbes
Europeans are starting to resent President Obamas increasing tendency to preach to them about sovereign debt and push them towards a massive new rescue plan to solve their financial mess. Just the other day, for example, at a press conference pushing his jobs bill, the president urged European leaders to come up with a very clear, concrete plan before the upcoming Nov.3-4 G20 finance meeting in Cannes.
Europeans are asking: What lessons can we learn from the country that triggered this three-year crisis and whose budget deficits and debt levels are on par with our own?
President Obama knows this well. But Europes problem has become his problem. And it could cost him his reelection.
Alvaro Vargas Llosa is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute.
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