Is Obama’s second term sunk? ‘Maybe I should just pack up and go home.’

On the 100th day of his second term, President Obama laughed at the suggestion he may have run out of ‘juice’ for his agenda and expressed optimism on immigration reform.

Linda Feldmann
The Christian Science Monitor

It is Day 100 in President Obama’s second term, not the milestone moment it was in the first term, but still an opportunity for stock-taking.

In a hastily called press conference Tuesday morning, Mr. Obama laughed at a reporter’s suggestion that he may not have the “juice” to get the rest of his agenda through a divided Congress, after the defeat of a gun-control measure that had strong public backing and the president’s vocal support.

“Maybe I should just pack up and go home,” the president joked, speaking in the White House briefing room. “As Mark Twain said, you know, rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated at this point.”

What a difference a few days, and a wholly different context, make. At last Saturday night’s black-tie White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Obama stepped to the podium to the rap tune “All I Do Is Win” and said, “Rush Limbaugh warned you about this – second term, baby.”…


The article continues at The Christian Science Monitor.


Video of the exchange is at  The Express.


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