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Fast Fix: A one term president?

In a Washington Post op-ed that ran over the weekend, pollsters Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell argued that the only way President Obama could fulfill the potential he displayed during the campaign was to voluntarily not seek reelection in 2012.

The argument is simple: Without the constraints of doing the political necessary thing, Obama would be freed to tackle major and majorly intractable problems like Social Security without fear.

The pushback is even simpler: On the day Obama announced he would not seek a second term, he would immediately become a lame duck as the political world would move on to the race to replace him.

We take on those issues and more in today's edition of the "Fast Fix". Don't forget to check out all of our "Fast Fix" daily videos here. And, if you have a topic you want to see us break down in "Fast Fix" just email chris.cillizza@wpost.com with it.

By Chris Cillizza  | November 16, 2010; 12:03 PM ET
Categories:  Eye on 2012  
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