11 August 2011

Drew Westen in NYT: What happened to Obama?

Drew Westen's piece in the NYT is an absolute must-read. It is a chronicle of failure, of good intentions and missed opportunities. But, primarily, it is a tale of bitter tragedy, because we had a brief moment of real opportunity, but it turned out the man we elected just didn't have the ability to bend the arc of history, to use one of his favorite phrases. Now we are left to try desperately to pick up the pieces.

Some will try to defend the president and say this is too harsh a judgment, but I think not.

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