For John, BLUF: Hope sustains us. Hope seems to be down at this point. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Over at The Huffington Post is an article by Reporter Howard Fineman, "Remember The Fresh Promise Of Barack Obama? What Happened To That Guy?". The Link is here.
While traveling recently, I’ve been asked the same question in Beijing, Auckland and Rome: “What happened to Barack Obama?”From that point Mr Fineman goes on to answer those questions, at the link.
This really is several questions: What happened to that fresh, idealistic guy? What happened to his power and popularity in the United States? Why doesn’t he dominate the political stage the way he once did? Why isn’t he as effective as we thought he would be?
I didn't vote for the President either time, but I still had hope. I had hope that the President would help lead us forward in areas like race. I am not so sure he has. Yes, I am disappointed, and we have two years and three months to go. At least the Attorney General, Eric Holder, is announced to be on his way out.
Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff