Pundits, journalists and historians say the economy will determine whether President Barack Obama wins a second term.

But considering the Congress is a brick-throwing, stonewalling, do-nothing group of lawmakers, perhaps the American electorate will send members packing and replace them with people who want to get the country moving again and think Obama is the best candidate for the job.

His leadership, foresight and courage in foreign affairs could then be applied to the domestic front.

Ann Coco

retired lawyer

Baton Rouge