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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Mary Parish
Americans' views on the economy have dimmed this summer, but so far, the growing pessimism doesn't seem to be taking a toll on President Obama's re-election prospects.
An independent who voted for Republican candidate Sen. John McCain in 2008, she said she doesn't believe Mr. Obama has what it takes to heal the economy.
"I think Bush had a hand in it, too. Obama's not totally responsible," said Mary Parish, 68, of Troy, Tenn.