Politics & Government

January 28, 2010 7:01 AM

Experts: Obama presidency shouldn't be judged on first year

Expectations were high. He took office after a landslide election spurred by economic woes, international turmoil and a discouraged nation's concern that the luster was off the American dream. He was supposed to change the game, but his first year was largely a disappointment. Yet Ronald Reagan survived early difficulties to serve another seven years in the White House. Experts on politics and the presidency are cautioning an American public plagued with a short memory and shorter attention span not to judge the Obama administration based solely on its opening year.

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