Blog Post | Washington Post, On Leadership Blog | November 9, 2012

For Obama, Where Has Lincoln Gone?

by Nancy F. Koehn

Abstract

The 2012 presidential race was not only the most expensive in history, it was also one of the most closely contested elections the country has known. President Barack Obama inherits the very serious challenge of trying to reunite a divided nation in which political paralysis has seemingly become the frustrating and often destructive new normal. It's a tall order, but history tells us this problem is not insurmountable.

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