Raw Story's Megan Carpentier told PJTV's Tony Katz Wednesday that President Barack Obama would use his record on health care and foreign policy to help him get re-elected.

"The health care reform bill is unpopular in certain quarters, it's not universally unpopular," Carpentier said. "I think it was very unpopular going into the 2010 election. It's become more popular since."

She added that running on wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya during a bad economy wasn't going to be easy.

"It's going to be very difficult to explain continued involvement in all of these to his base and to people on the left," Carpentier predicted.

"I don't see a lot of call from the left for a legitimate primary challenge. People are still focused on getting the administration to keep the promises it made in the last campaign."

"How nasty is this election going to be?" Katz asked.

"Very," she replied.

Watch this video from PJTV's The Conversation, broadcast Aug. 25, 2011.