It is becoming clear that Obama’s honeymoon period is drawing to a close. From health care reform, to civil liberties, to racism, to the Wall Street bailout, some of the staunchest opposition to White House policies is coming from the very forces that swept Obama into the Presidency. Big Think asked several leading voices of the American left about their concerns that government isn’t living up to expectations. To most of them, no matter who is in the White House, some things in government never change.

Precarious Fate of Barack Obama”


Princeton Professor, Author of "Brother West"

The president faces a
choice, Cornell West says. He can be a masterful, Machiavellian politician like
Bill Clinton or a great transformative leader like Abraham Lincoln.


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