My Conservative friends say that progressives will be giving Obama a free pass. I’m not sure that’s true. Progressives seem to be generating a lot of criticism to go with their cautious optimism. Obama is going to be under a microscope even by those who voted enthusiastically for him. He’s got a lot to live up to.
I’m glad Bush junior is finally on the way out. His presidency has been a disaster. Still, I think that Bush was the best President that he was capable of being, and the only a bigger pretzel would have made him better.