Cast Your Mind Back to 2008

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on August 21, 2012

Back then, Barack Obama was lauded for running a disciplined, sharp, focused campaign for the presidency that appeared by all accounts to be free of internal conflict. Back then, his admirers told us that since then-Senator Obama could run a campaign that well, surely it meant that he had the executive skills necessary to be a good president.

I don’t think that they will be making the same claim this year. Not just because four years of Barack Obama as president of the United States have produced less-than-impressive results, but also because the Obama re-election campaign has as much drama in it as an overwrought soap opera.

“No drama Obama” has about as much truth to it as “Hope and Change,” it seems. Are those who claimed to admire the Obama campaign’s style back in 2008 going to pretend to be as impressed this time around?

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