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Hastings says Obama's bloom is fading

Bloomberg reports that some Democrats in Congress are warning that if the economy doesn't pick up, there could be a backlash at the polls in 2010. The article quotes U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings of Miramar: "The bloom is off the rose as far as Obama-mania is concerned. People are beginning to ask the hard question, and that is, ‘when is there going to be some improvement that is going to affect me?’”

As a Hillary Clinton supporter during the Democratic primary, Hastings didn't personally suffer from Obama-mania.

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