Reviewing What Obama Promised

I have written many times about Obama's frequent campaign promise to make government smaller. CBS's Bob Schieffer reminded David Axelrod of another Obama promise in an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer on the Today Show (2/2/2009).

PRESIDENT OBAMA: that's exactly right. And — and, you know, a year from now I think people — are gonna see that — we're starting to make some progress. But there's still gonna be some pain out there. If I don't have this done in three years, then there's gonna be a one-term proposition.

Well, that promise will soon come due.

Schieffer, reminding Axelrod that we are nearing that three-year point, asks if President Obama will be a one-term president like he said. Here is how the exchange went:

SCHIEFFER: So there you are Mr. Axelrod. That was the President at the start [of his term]. We're getting right up to that three year point. Is this going to be a one-term presidency?

AXELROD: I think the question is -- what this election is ... First of All, let's certify that. We're in a different place than where we were than the day he did that interview --

SCHIEFFER: Well, we are. Things are worse than they were. . . .



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