Does Killing America’s Enemies Win Elections?

Andrew Sullivan —  Feb 2 2012 @ 4:46pm

Maybe not:

The harsh reality of taking down bogeymen is that once they’ve been removed from action, Americans may turn to judge the president on other issues. As with Bush in 1992, Obama’s 2012 fate hinges on how voters think he’s handling the economy, not his vanquishing of the nation’s most despised enemy.