Tuesday, Nov. 03, 2009

A Mixed Scorecard

One year ago, Barack Obama was elected on a message most succinctly defined by a single word: change.

But while a week can be a lifetime in politics, 52 weeks, it turns out, don't guarantee transformation when it comes to policy, strategy or performance. Obama and his team are well aware of the areas in which they have fallen short of their campaign goals, especially those related to amending how Washington does business, and the White House is working hard to fulfill the President's promises.

Here, then, is Obama's mixed scorecard on how he has changed the ways of the George W. Bush era. The bottom line: Yes, he can — some of the time, on some things.