The 2012 election campaign is upon us. You will hear a lot of
“horse race” analysis over the next year, but in this month’s
e-Briefing, Cato scholar John Samples would like to do something
different. Rather than focus on candidates and personalities,
Samples will put the current presidential race in historical
context and discuss the prospects for limited government now and in
the future. He will also explain why President Obama, while a
weakened incumbent, is not certain to lose in November.