UP: The prospects for immigration reform.
Down: The prospects for serious anti-gun laws.
UP: GOP issues for 2014.
Down : Obamacare as a boost for Dems in 2014. (“It’s clear that seismic change is coming in health care, and that any disruption to the system could alienate voters who today are mostly ambivalent toward the law”).
UP: Changing your position on gay marriage.
Down: The argument that gay marriage “harms” heterosexual marriage.
UP: Concern about Syrian use of chemical weapons.
Down: Hope that the “peace process” can lead to anything meaningful.
UP: Embracing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Down: “Putting daylight” between the U.S. and Israel.
UP: Continuing resolutions.
Down: Grand bargains.
UP: Concern that we blew it by pulling all troops out of Iraq.
Down: Leading from behind.