In 2008, it was hope and change. Barack Obama promised not just a new kind of president...but a new kind of politics.
But it seems that political transformation will have to wait. Despite his attempts at bi-partisanship, Republicans have repeatedly rebuffed President Obama in his attempts to pass domestic legislation - including his jobs bill. Now, Washington’s more gridlocked than ever.
Meanwhile, some Democrats say the President hasn’t been forceful enough in standing up to political attacks - or to corporate interests. A New York Times poll shows Mr. Obama’s approval rating at 46 percent - a number the paper says is inflated by his foreign policy successes, such as the planned pullout from Iraq and the deaths of Osama Bin Laden and Moammar Ghadaffi.
Today, where we live, Democratic political analyst and former White House insider Bill Curry joins us to discuss the Obama presidency and his reelection chances – one year out from the next election.