Dylan Loewe Op-ed contributor for The Guardian:
I wrote an article on HuffPost a couple of days ago that spoke, among other things, about Barack Obama's ability to mobilize the Democratic base. One commenter responded with this: "With all due respect Mr. Loewe, Obama's base is also furious....with him." Another said: "The author neglects a critical logic. The Democrats have betrayed the voters who went to the dance with them. Flopsie has reversed virtually every major campaign promise. Hope for change is gone."
This sentiment is familiar to most who read this website and others; it's that of the "Where's the change?" crowd on the left, those who believe that Obama has turned out to be little more than a compassionate version of George W. Bush.
I'm not in that camp. I wasn't under the impression that Obama was going to somehow circumvent the political process in Washington. I didn't think he was going to end the game; I thought he was going to play it differently... and better.