Italy referendum: Matteo Renzi bets on Obama's blessing
There are three rules when it comes to getting involved in other countries' civil wars, and they apply to elections too.
First rule: don't get involved. Second rule: if you must get involved, pick a side. Third rule: make sure your side wins.
US President Barack Obama ran afoul of the rules when he supported David Cameron in the UK's EU Referendum in June. Mr Cameron lost.
The president is now taking his second bet of the year on a European ally. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has called a constitutional referendum on 4 December.
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