The president hopes he can once again tap into the state's dual troves of Democratic dollars and volunteers. But some find his message less inspiring this time around.
President Obama begins a two-day swing through California on Wednesday that underscores the conflicting roles the state plays in presidential politics: Its strong Democratic bent means it will once again be written off by both sides during the 2012 general election, but the trove of supporters here will once again be mined to bolster Obama's efforts elsewhere.
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