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7 Questions That Will Determine the Success or Failure Of Barack Obama's Second Term

Daddio7 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 3:12 PM
Over nine million people who voted Dem in 2008 didn't vote this time, but almost three million who voted for McCain/Palin didn't go to the polls this time. It's understandable that many Obama voters would be disenchanted after Obama failed to do most of what they elected him to do. What's not clear is why so many Republican voters failed to show up. Voter suppression, election fraud?

When British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan was asked what might knock his administration off course, he famously responded, "Events, dear boy, events." There's a lot of truth to that. At any point in time, an unexpected event can throw the political world into turmoil. However, more often than not, it's not the blindside hit that gets you so much as the freight train you've seen coming for miles.

When Barack Obama came into office, he had a number of serious challenges to deal with and not only has he effectively addressed very few of them, many of them have worsened...