That wasn't expected. And it's good news for Obama. The stimulus has worked modestly so far, partly because it was a two-year program and its earliest stimuli were tax cuts which people saved. But if the economy is rebounding and ARRA keeps its momentum chugging along, then the economic trajectory bodes well for the Obama administration. Remember: the GOP knows tactics, like these town hall meetings. But Obama has the strategy. If the recession is over by the mid-terms - a big if, of course - and unemployment (which will probably go higher) is on the way down, he wins. And he is the only one actually proposing things to tackle real problems. In the end, that matters. In the end the GOP has to find some answers rather than refusing to hear the questions.

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