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The most important week of Obama’s presidency (or not)

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In our Monday newspaper column, we suggested that this week is the single most important seven-day period of President Obama’s first term in office due to the Supreme Court rulings on immigration and health care as well as pending Congressional business on highway funding and student loans in Congress.

US President Barack Obama makes his way to board Marine One on June 25, 2012 on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Obama was headed for New Hampshire and Massachusetts to attend campaign events. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

We wrote:

“Any one of those issues — in isolation — would be a major political event with resultant consequences on the presidential race. Combined them all in the space of a week and we may well look back at this coming seven days as where/when Obama’s second term bid was made/broken.”

Not everyone agreed — including Stu Rothenberg, a political handicapper of great renown and a former Fix colleague.

Tweeted Stu (in his characteristically blunt manner):

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet tw-align-center”><p>Not. RT @<a href=”https://twitter.com/TheFix”>TheFix</a>: This week is the most important week of the Obama presidency. <a href=”http://t.co/UqK0SIbH” title=”http://ow.ly/bN4Pg”>ow.ly/bN4Pg</a></p>&mdash; Stuart Rothenberg (@StuPolitics) <a href=”https://twitter.com/StuPolitics/status/216993761975218176” data-datetime=”2012-06-24T20:38:39+00:00”>June 24, 2012</a></blockquote><script src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8”></script>

He then added this:

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet tw-align-center”><p>First Friday in July, Aug and Sept more important to Obama than Sup Ct decision. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.</p>&mdash; Stuart Rothenberg (@StuPolitics) <a href=”https://twitter.com/StuPolitics/status/216994871968407553” data-datetime=”2012-06-24T20:43:03+00:00”>June 24, 2012</a></blockquote><script src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8”></script>

So, who’s right: The Fix or The Stu? Neither of us? The comments section awaits your judgment.

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