Bin Laden's death could redefine Obama's presidency and potential re-election

May 3, 2011

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The death of Osama bin Laden may help undercut criticism of President Obama.

The death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. Navy Seals is to many a slam dunk – a clear victory for U.S. foreign policy. It might also prove a turning point for President Barack Obama who has been criticized for his lack of military experience.

To understand the potential impact of bin Laden’s death on the Presidency Eight Forty-Eight turned to Professor William Howell, who teaches in the department of political science at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

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