Китайская карта Обамы?

МЕЛЬБУРН. По данным Федеральной резервной системы Соединенных Штатов, чистый капитал американцев снизился с 2007 года на 40%, вернувшись к уровню 1992 года. Прогресс на пути к восстановлению будет медленным и трудным, а экономика США будет слабой в преддверии ноябрьских президентских выборов и выборов в конгресс. Возможно ли в такой ситуации какому-либо действующему лидеру – и в частности президенту Бараку Обаме – получить большинство голосов на второй срок?

Конечно, вина за недомогание Америки лежит непосредственно на предшественниках Обамы: Билле Клинтоне, за то что он позволил ФРС закрывать глаза на финансово-рыночный надзор и регулирование, и Джордже Буше младшем, за его дорогостоящие войны, которые значительно увеличили государственный долг США. Но в день выборов многие американцы (если не большинство) склонны проигнорировать недавнюю историю и проголосовать против действующего президента.

Учитывая это, неудивительно, что Обама и другие члены его администрации начали искать неэкономические вопросы, чтобы дать толчок его кампании. Проблемы национальной безопасности, в целом, и вызов, который бросает Китай, в частности, как раз могут стать такими вопросами.

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