FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speak in Springfield, Va. Eventually, the economic recovery will improve _ whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is in the White House. That's what many economic outlooks project. History is on their side. And the president - and the party - occupying the Oval Office in 2016 will reap the benefits. But first, Obama or Romney, together with Congress, will have to pull back from the universally unacceptable, politically created fiscal abyss facing the nation at year’s end. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speak in Springfield, Va.  Eventually, the economic recovery will improve _ whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is in the White House. That's what many economic outlooks project. History is on their side. And the president - and the party - occupying the Oval Office in 2016 will reap the benefits.  But first, Obama or Romney, together with Congress, will have to pull back from the universally unacceptable, politically created fiscal abyss facing the nation at year’s end. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speak in Springfield, Va. Eventually, the economic recovery will improve _ whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is in the White House. That's what many economic outlooks project. History is on their side. And the president - and the party - occupying the Oval Office in 2016 will reap the benefits. But first, Obama or Romney, together with Congress, will have to pull back from the universally unacceptable, politically created fiscal abyss facing the nation at year’s end. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
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