“A president who has had a patchy first term now needs to make a convincing case for a second one”

  “IN DENVER four years ago, an inspiring presidential candidate announced that he would change America. Barack Obama promised to put aside partisan differences, restore hope to those without jobs, begin the process of saving
the planet from global warming, and make America proud again.

  Next week Mr Obama will address his fellow Democrats at their convention in Charlotte,
North Carolina, with little of this hopeful agenda completed. Three million more Americans are
out of work than four years ago, and the national debt is $5 trillion bigger.”