Unexpectedly Close Race Tough Campaign Forces Obama to Fight

With his centrist policies, Barack Obama tried to be a president for all Americans. But few in Washington were enthusiastic about his attempts to reach bipartisan compromise. In the unexpectedly tight race for his reelection, he has been forced to seek confrontation.
With polls showing a neck-and-neck race, Obama is heading into a tough final phase of his reelection campaign against Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

With polls showing a neck-and-neck race, Obama is heading into a tough final phase of his reelection campaign against Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

Foto: The White House / Pete Souza
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan