Promises, promises--How many has Obama kept?
President Obama is claiming at political rallies that he has fulfilled “60 percent” of his campaign promises from 2008, but the scorecard of an independent arbiter suggests Mr. Obama is grading himself on a curve.The watchdog organization Politifact.com, which evaluates the veracity of politicians’ statements, said Mr. Obama made 506 promises during the campaign three years ago, and he has kept 151, or 30 percent. Add the campaign pledges on which Mr. Obama has compromised to get part of what he wanted, and his “mission accomplished” tally rises to 39 percent.
...This sounds like an old Clinton trick where one of his advisers admitted he had kept all the promises he intended to keep. That is probably Obama's mindset. Of course his voters thought he was promising much more than he has delivered.