@Roland: Obama is not pragmatic. A pragmatist would have found a way to get some
deals done with Congress on debt ceiling and other issues. Obama is much more
like Jimmy Carter: A frustrated dreamer who is in over his head.
Many liberals hoped that Obama would be a new incarnation of FDR or LBJ. They
have been sorely disappointed. Obama is much more in the pragmatic centrist
tradition of Harry Truman, JFK, and Clinton.