FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
President Obama wants four more years in the White House, but if he wins a second term - which is still a big "if" at this point - it's unclear what exactly it would look like.
A piece in Politico describes the president's agenda as "blurry" this time around.
Which is a far cry from the 2008 campaign. In addition to "hope," "change" and "Yes we can," then-candidate Obama ran on a long list of issues from health care reform to ending the Iraq war to imposing tighter regulations on Wall Street.
He also promised a new era of bipartisanship in Washington - and we all know how well that turned out. Washington, and the entire country, may be more bitterly divided today than at almost any time in our history.
Here's the thing about a potential second term: Unless Democrats win big in Congress, it's likely the next four years would only bring more division. That's why Mr. Obama's message may be more about stopping the Republicans than about what he can get done.
There are some items left on the president's to-do list, like a long-term budget deal and immigration reform. But don't hold your breath on those political hot potatoes in a divided Washington.
Other than that, the president is expected to campaign on the proper role for government and creating more fairness in society. This is the class warfare stuff we talked about last hour in the Cafferty File.
Meanwhile don't bet on getting too many answers in President Obama's State of the Union tonight.
Past presidents have mostly used the address to defend their first term record - instead of laying out an agenda for a second term.
Here’s my question to you: How would President Obama's second term look different from his first?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
James in Illinois:
Jack, A second term will be more socialistic, more radical and the country will continue to go downhill even more than in the last four years. All great powers come to an end and we are over the top and on the way down.
Pat in Michigan:
It should be much better: new Congress, old guard tossed out on their butts, common sense representatives not cow-towing to the radical rich. If the Republicans think we don’t plan to make changes at the voting booth, they are really disconnected.
Greg in Arkansas:
With no worry about re-election, instead of offering Congress an "olive branch" for bipartisan support for legislation, Obama could threaten them for obstructing everything and promise them a public trip to the "wood shed"... for a good old-fashioned thrashing for not doing their jobs.
All depends on the Congress, Jack. If the Republicans have any edge, it will be just as divisive and mean as his first term. If the Democrats have super-majorities in both houses, he'll get all he wants. The only new tune we could see is if there were small Democratic majorities so that bipartisanship in Congress would have to happen but the President would have some prerogative.
Worse than the first, as Obama would be sure to continue robbing us of our money and our rights. More government, more intrusion, less freedom.
Catherine in Sioux Falls, South Dakota:
He'll finally tell John Boehner to go to hell, Jack.