Snares strewn on Obama’s path as he pushes second-term agenda


English: Barack Obama speaks at Xcel Energy Ce...

English: Barack Obama speaks at Xcel Energy Center on June 3, 2008 when he clinched the Democratic nomination. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Amie Parnes – President Obama has been on the offensive since his reelection but landmines lie in his path that could detonate in the short and medium term, depleting his political capital and perhaps even undermining his legacy.

Even Democrats, including some who have worked for him, worry that Obama could be diverted from the policy agenda that underpins his popularity if he attempts major reform of immigration and gun rights.

“The biggest landmine is veering away from what he campaigned on, which is the strengthening of the middle class,” said one top Democratic strategist. more> http://tinyurl.com/bcrcp6m

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