Another Four Years Of Gridlock?

Joe Klein worries about political paralysis, but Ezra Klein points out that in "a second term, Obama would rely less on Republicans than in his first":

[T]he policies that are most important to Obama and the Democrats don’t actually require compromise with Republicans. Health care, financial regulation  and tax increases are on autopilot. If Obama wins reelection, Americans are going to see a lot of change even if Republicans don’t offer much cooperation. If he loses, much of the change he signed into law in his first term will never actually happen.