Yes, I know this is written by Karl Rove, whom many people consider less lovable than Darth Vader, but he’s right on the money about Barack Obama’s utter flip-flops between campaign promises and actual governance. The man (in this case Obama) can’t be taken at his word. But Rove also makes the great point that Obama just wasn’t ready for this level of government.
Mr. Obama either had very little grasp of what governing would involve or, if he did, he used words meant to mislead the public. Neither option is particularly encouraging. America now has a president quite different from the person who advertised himself for the job last year. Over time, those things can catch up to a politician.