Seeking to make sense of Barack Obama's first year as president -- and why he has come across as competent but less magical than many Americans hoped -- I've been rereading his autobiography, "Dreams From My Father." And as that other product of a messy childhood, Bill Clinton, could tell you: It's not about bringing order to the world around you. It's about learning to love the madness of governing before you can master it.Howie P.S.: Off the top of my head I can think of only one problem with the comparison to Bill Clinton. I thought most observers were in agreement that Obama has done as well or better, so far.
Monday, December 28, 2009
NBC News Beltway Bureau Chief on Obama (WaPo)
Mark Whitaker (WaPo op-ed):