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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Political scientist says Obama’s presidency has been average, but might end up mediocre
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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2011-07-29T154447Z_01_WAS406_RTRIDSP_3_USA-AUTOS-STANDARDS

Stanley A. Renshon, a professor of political science at the City University of New York, says American presidencies end up in one of six categories — great, good, average, mediocre or poor.

With nearly three years remaining in Barack Obama’s presidency, it’s still too early to make any final judgements on his stewardship.

But HERE‘s how Renshon rates his performance at this juncture:

A president’s historical reputation begins during a successful campaign — demonstrating his election skills, his promise as a president, and the promises he makes to the public about his policy ambitions and how he will govern ...

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