Politics & Media
Mar 10, 2009, 09:47AM

MIssing Bill

Obama's liberalism is so close to running amok the author finds himself missing Bill Clinton's centrism.


Clinton, for all his appetites and excesses, was a cautious, centrist sort of Democrat. He had innumerable ideas for things the government could do, but most were small and fairly innocuous. He was willing to go along with Republicans on some of their sound ideas—such as balancing the budget, reforming the welfare system, and expanding foreign trade.


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