The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, November 7, 2011

Compiled by ABC News Digital News Associates Jacqueline Fernandez and Jayce Henderson 

PRESIDENT OBAMA ABC News’ Rick Klein: “ ‘World News’ Political Insights — Anger Is Obama’s Hope“Three years after the politics of hope swept the nation, anger is President Obama’s new hope. The outlook is decidedly grim going into the final year before the 2012 election. That applies, of course, to an incumbent who’s watching sagging approval ratings and a soaring unemployment rate certain that he faces significant challenges in securing a second term. LINK

MITT ROMNEY The Washington Post’s Jon Cohen and Dan Balz: “ Romney, seen as most electable, still struggles to break out of pack, poll shows” Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has a significant advantage over his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination in only one area — electability — and will approach the next round of candidate debates with several potential liabilities, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. LINK

Politico’s “ Boehner passes on endorsing Romney” House Speaker John Boehner won’t say whether Mitt Romney is the Republicans’ best chance of defeating President Obama next year. The Ohio Republican ducked in an interview aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” when host Christiane Amanpour asked him if Romney would “put up the stiffest competition” to Obama. LINK

The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser: “ Female voters drawn to Romney this time” Mitt Romney’s strength with female voters — they support him by about five percentage points more than men do — was not something he saw in his 2008 presidential run. LINK

HERMAN CAIN The New York Times’ Susan Saulny: “ Cain ‘Back on Message,’ if His Rivals Will Allow It” If Herman Cain has been less than clear about exactly what happened during his tenure as head of the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s, when he was accused of sexual harassment, he is being perfectly clear about how he intends to conduct himself now. LINK

USA Today’s Fredreka Schouten: “ Herman Cain raises $2 million, heads to late-night TV” Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has raised $2 million in campaign contributions in the week since sexual harassment allegations against him became public, his spokesman J.D. Gordon said today. By comparison, the Georgia businessman collected $2.8 million in political donations in the entire June-to-September fundraising period. LINK 

NEWT GINGRICH The Wall Street Journal’s Patrick O’ Connor: “ Gingrich Finds Footing as Race Shifts“Newt Gingrich is enjoying a modest rise in polls and in fund-raising, the latest sign of volatility in the Republican presidential field as Mitt Romney struggles to expand his popularity with GOP voters and Herman Cain fends off decade-old sexual-harassment allegations. LINK

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