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

Reginald10 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 4:56 PM
Agreed. Let Obama have no excuse to blame the Republicans or the Tea Party for the failures of his policies. Let him own them as triumphs now, so we can hang them around his neck as failures later. Remember, the Democrats are still blaming Republican President Herbert Hoover for the First Depression. Don't let them blame Bush for the Second Depression!

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...