reviews all the President's promises in his first campaign and term, and presents which ones were kept, which were compromised, which are stalled, which are in progress, and which were broken.
Meanwhile, Jonathan Chait looks at the limitations on the next term:
"Some say Obama is treating the Republicans too meanly. Others think he has to be meaner. But the prosaic reality is that Obama’s disposition isn’t the issue here. The main question is what the Republicans in Congress decide to do. The legislative results of Obama’s second term lie almost entirely in their hands. Obama may be the central figure in the national political drama, but the choice is being played out offstage."