Evan Soltas
Sep 13, 2012

Policies for an Obama Second Term

What does President Barack Obama have in mind for a second term? Critics say his lackluster address at last week's Democratic National Convention failed to set out a vision.

That's not entirely true. Asking voters to "rally around a set of goals" for the country, Obama set several economic objectives -- increasing exports, clean energy production and manufacturing employment -- and others that were political, such as reducing the deficit and bolstering national security and education.

Let's look more closely at these presidential promises...

Keep reading here, my latest post in Bloomberg View, "Five Economic Goals Hidden in Obama’s Rhetoric." It's an in-depth examination of the President's policy options and the realism of his stated goals. Recommended for policy wonks.