The President fielded a question last night that revealed more about the failed expectations than any admissions that health care may not pass by August. Obama had to duck a tough question from his hometown Chicago Tribune about the lack of transparency in the health care reform process. It isn’t a new question, either – the President has broken promises to allow public review of pending legislation as well as struggled to maintain a website where citizens could track government spending.
The developing pattern is not good, and looks worse because the President is setting himself up with expectations which are tough to reach. At best he looks naive; at worst corrupt.