As readers know, I’m not fan of the Obama Administration, but its success in killing Osama bin Laden, just announced on multiple news services and the subject of an imminent Presidential announcement, would seem to be a major positive for the beleagured chief executive. At this juncture, the Washington Post headline, “Source: Al-Qaida head bin Laden dead, US in possession of body; Obama to speak Sunday night,” says more than the article:
Al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden is dead and the United States has his body, a person familiar with the developments says.
President Barack Obama is expected to make that announcement from the White House late Sunday night.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to speak ahead of the president.
How does this development change the election dynamics for 2012? Does this, as some correspondents have suggested, give Obama a lock for 2012, or could a flagging economy undo the boost he will get from this success? How does this change the prospects for various Republican presidential candidates?