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What Happened to the Hope: Obama and the Myth of the Presidency

It has become almost canonical these days to call Barack Obama a disappointment. Only three years into his presidency, the liberal and centrist arguments against Obama already seem old and repetitive: he doesn’t have the strength to stand up to Republicans, he’s just more of the same, he has compromised too much, he simply hasn’t done anything. Is this true? Does this really mean failure? Are liberals justified in their disappointment in a man who inspired almost religious fervor only three years ago?

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