Open Thread Friday: What Do You Expect From the Next Four Years?
OK, Ricochetti, let's switch the focus from campaigning to governing for a bit.
Assume for a moment that Mitt Romney takes the presidential election in November. What do you expect from four years of a Romney administration? Will he be able to right the nation's economic ship? Will there be a decided change in how America is perceived abroad? Will his performance exceed the expectations generated by his campaign or confirm the doubts of the skeptics?
Conversely, imagine a second Obama term (note: this may require laudanum). Will the president, with no further elections on the horizon, become an unapologetic liberal steamroller? Or will he, with his eyes set on a legacy, attempt to forge grand compromises of the type that one would have expected based on his 2008 rhetoric.
We're open for any and all diagnoses. Let us know in the comments.