A half-dozen questions will define the 2011 political landscape.

A half-dozen questions – time will tell the answers — will define the political landscape this year. Here are the questions, and what to watch for:

  • Flag_Covered_CountryWill President Barack Obama move to the ideological center and, if so, how far?
  • Which set of Senate moderates will cross the aisle most often?
  • Will Sarah Palin run for president?
  • Who is most likely to emerge from among the unknown Republican White House hopefuls?
  • What will 2011 bring for the tea party movement and the Republican establishment?
  • Will the courts change the political playing field?

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Source: Peter Brown | The Wall Street of Journal