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The case for Obama, on our June 3 show

If there are limits to inspiration, politics cannot afford to know them.

If there are limits to inspiration, politics cannot afford to know them. Yes, they flood the airwaves with negative ads -- but I'd venture to say that we're never going to see a Mitt Romney ad about President Obama's use of drones in the Middle East. That's an issue that seems to upset folks on the Left more than anyone -- some of whom Romney outright frightens -- so that's not a demographic Romney can pursue, per se. It's one that the President has to pursue. Again.

And this time, I'm not sure that can help.

Pure, concentrated inspiration is harder for an incumbent to find, and to employ. But President Obama cannot just win over those on the fence by blasting his opponent. A candidate for President must inspire his voting base. Romney seems to be doing that by attacking the President at every turn, protecting the One Percent and hanging out with a loud-and-proud birther. How is the President making his own argument?

Melissa will start Sunday morning by setting up the case for the President's re-election, and opening up a conversation about how that case is being made by Democrats. She'll also stage a pop quiz about vice-presidential picks past and present, preview the upcoming Wisconsin recall election, and dig deep about the problem of urban violence.

Our guests will include:

As always, folks -- be sure to interact with us during the show here in the comments of this post, on Facebook, and on Twitter, using the hashtag #nerdland. We look forward to having you join us at 10am ET on msnbc!