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UA predictions: Social media will play vital role in 2012

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Should the predictions of some University of Alabama faculty come true, President Barack Obama will be elected to his second term in an election year influenced by running mates and a greater use of social media by candidates and voters.

However, UA’s political science chair, Richard Fording, said he doesn’t think the Republican challenger will come from the current field in the early primaries.

“I just can’t believe that the Republicans in the establishment — or would-be candidates on the sideline — are going to stand by and let this happen. They don’t have a candidate who can beat Obama,” Fording said as part of UA’s Office of Media Relations annual faculty predictions.

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