Maybe there's no such thing as a happy second-term presidency. Let's talk this through. Discussing presidential history is much more fun than discussing HealthCare.gov. Also, I always enjoy having a chance to mention Grover Cleveland.
“He was very unhappy,” said Henry Graff, Cleveland's biographer. “First, he got cancer of the mouth.” That was at the beginning of Cleveland's second term. Because the nation was in an economic crisis, the president kept his condition secret and had surgery on a yacht that was bobbing off Long Island. Then it was time for the Depression of 1893.