Obama's idealism meets reality

After nearly one year in office, supporters of US president are disappointed.

    When Barack Obama was elected US president, many of his supporters had high hopes he would bring a new era of reform to Washington.

    He ran on a platform of idealism, touting "change" as his central motto.

    But now after nearly a year in office, some are becoming increasingly disappointed.

    From the watered-down climate deal in Copenhagen to a weakening stance on health care, critics argue the idealistic president is becoming too pragmatic.

    Al Jazeera's Sebastian Walker reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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