Andrew Sullivan: How Obama’s Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics | The Daily Beast

What I see in front of my nose is a president whose character, record, and promise remain as grotesquely underappreciated now as they were absurdly hyped in 2008. And I feel confident that sooner rather than later, the American people will come to see his first term from the same calm, sane perspective.

This is what I continue to hope for — that he’s been working hard in the background and that he’ll come out swinging with a massive list of accomplishments and plans for a second term. We’ll see. But any of that would also require an explanation for several major missteps. I hope to see all of this.

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