09/12/2012 08:25 am ET Updated Nov 12, 2012

Herbert Hoover Haunts Mitt Romney

Herbert Hoover will spook Mitt Romney yet. That's the hope of Democrats and worry of Republicans in the 50-odd days left in this presidential campaign.

At a time when everyone hopes the economy will finally be changing for the better, the very mention of the businessman who was president when the economy turned so bad has the capacity to unnerve. The specter of the 31st president may haunt the Romney campaign, but not necessarily for the reasons usually mentioned.

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