U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the economy during a visit to Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois July 24, 2013. Obama sought to inject momentum into his economic and domestic policy agenda on Wednesday with a speech designed to clarify his vision for his second term and hammer Republicans in the House of Representatives for getting in his way. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
President Obama (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

UP: Standing up to Senegal.

DOWN: Standing up to Iran.

UP: Bipartisan agreement on the greatness of Nelson Mandela.

DOWN: U.S. attention to Africa since President George W. Bush left office.

UP: President Obama disapproval.

DOWN: Young people’s support for Obamacare.

UP: Iran’s leverage.

DOWN: Democratic support for the White House’s Iran policy.

UP: New jobs.

DOWN: Justification for more stimulus and endless quantitative easing.

UP: Senate seats in play for Republicans.

DOWN: Democrats running on Obamacare.

UP: Mini bargains.

DOWN: Grand bargains.

UP: Fox News.

DOWN: Number of straight-news cable networks.

UP: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s (R) home-state popularity.

DOWN: Likelihood Republicans would put on a presidential ticket a governor who embraced Obamacare.

UP: The left’s tolerance of Israel haters.

DOWN: Chances we will prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapons capability.

Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.