United States

Jan 22, 2013

Climate change, immigration, guns: Obama’s liberalism shot

President Obama has signalled a willingness to pursue an ambitious agenda in his second term. New York-base political consultant Ben Winsor reckons the landscape may be changing enough for him to achieve.

Buoyed by a resounding re-election victory, President Barack Obama has outlined an ambitious second term agenda. In his final four years in office, the president hopes to pursue action on climate change, immigration reform, and gun control.

These objectives, taken with healthcare, are the holy grail of American political liberalism. Achieving them in a first term would be no easy feat, let alone in a second term, where presidents traditionally face waning political influence.

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