It's not the Republican line-up but the economy that Barack Obama must fear
Sunday 19th June 2011,
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On 27 April Barack Obama produced his long-form birth certificate and denounced the "sideshows and carnival barkers" who insisted he was not born in the US. Within a week he had announced Osama bin Laden's execution to the world, burnishing his credentials as commander-in-chief and leaving the carnival barkers to howl at the moon.