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Newsweek Magazine Fires Up Controversy With President Obama Cover; Tells President To Hit The Road We Need A New President
The tension between Presidential candidates and their respective parties have been pretty intense this election. Adding to the fuel, the crew over at Newsweek thought that it was time for them to lend their two peas on the current election with their latest cover story on President Obama.
The article linked to the the cover story called ‘Hit the Road Barack: Why We Need A New President’ was written by journalist Niall Ferguson, who was once an avid supporter of President Obama, and this is why he believes that it is indeed time for a new President.
I was a good loser four years ago. “In the grand scheme of history,” I wrote the day after Barack Obama’s election as president, “four decades is not an especially long time. Yet in that brief period America has gone from the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the apotheosis of Barack Obama. You would not be human if you failed to acknowledge this as a cause for great rejoicing.” Yet the question confronting the country nearly four years later is not who was the better candidate four years ago. It is whether the winner has delivered on his promises. And the sad truth is that he has not.
In his inaugural address, Obama promised “not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.” He promised to “build the roads and bridges, the electric grids, and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together.” He promised to “restore science to its rightful place and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost.” And he promised to “transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.” Unfortunately the president’s scorecard on every single one of those bold pledges is pitiful
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