President Obama addresses the 93rd American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Tuesday. Cory Ryan/Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who recently joined the GOP presidential race, speaks Thursday with patrons at Popovers in Portsmouth, N.H. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, reacts after seeing several hundred people show up to see him Wednesday in Concord, N.H. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Bus Stop: President Obama waves before boarding his bus after having lunch and greeting people at The Old Market Deli on Monday, in Cannon Falls, Minn., during his three-day economic bus tour. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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President Obama may have to "destroy" the Republican image to be re-elected, says Republican strategist Ed Rogers. David Karp/AP hide caption

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President Obama walks away from the podium Monday after speaking about the debt downgrade in the State Dining Room of the White House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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On Friday, President Obama spoke about the economy and jobs for military veterans at the Washington Navy Yard. A new jobs report released that day wasn't as bad as expected — but not great. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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