Hold our new president accountable with the PolitiFact Obameter
, a compilation of about 500 Obama campaign promises and how he'd doing on them. The scorecard right now:
Tracking Obama’s promises
Keep at it, Mr. President! I give you good marks for your first few days. Spend more energy trying get things done than trying to convince Republicans to sign on to things. You'll get a few, but don't bend over backwards too far. They're going to blame you when things go bad anyway (and even if they don't go bad, they'll still blame you). So you might as well craft the best legislation possible rather than spending your time and effort trying to convince the remaining Republicans to get on board.