One way to judge President Obama's first 100 days in office is to look at his rhetoric on the campaign trail. Taking into account the fallout from the economic crisis, PolitFact came up with the most crucial promises Obama has kept and broken. His vow to beef up alternative-energy investment looks good, but those about getting tough on lobbyists seem a bit toothless.
The president's greatest achievement, according to the Pulitzer Prize-winning number-crunchers at the St. Petersburg Times, has been to turn a recession into an opportunity to double investment in renewable energy. The flip side is the upshot of tough talk on the campaign trail that lobbyists' "days of setting the agenda are over." After 100 days, an awful lot of former lobbyists are cashing government paychecks.