"Catch-2012" -- that's nicely phrased
As is this explanation of Barack Obama's reelection dilemma:
"The only way for Obama to stimulate the enormous private sector job growth needed to ensure Obama’s reelection is for Obama to announce he is not running for reelection, which would unleash a wave of investment and economic activity not seen since the Great Depression."
More specifically, not since private investment exploded in the U.S. within the first two months after FDR's death. (The economic improvement before FDR's death had been primarily the result of defense spending increases, not growth in the private sector, which had gone to the sidelines very early in FDR's first term, as soon as it became obvious that FDR, a failed businessman himself, was bitterly antagonistic to successful businessmen and felt no ethical constraints on the means he was willing to use to attack their success.)
But I wouldn't be too optimistic about 2012 elections if I were a Republican...you can't vote against Obama without voting for some Republican. And just which Presidential candidate, exactly, do the Republicans intend to offer us? Mitt "Obamneycare" Romney? Really? Mitch Daniels I might go for, or Chris Christie; but they don't seem to be running.