Maybe I'm just getting older and more compromised, but I was underwhelmed by left-liberals efforts to put Obama's feet to the fire and hold him to his campaign promised this past year. I know, I know, Obama explicitly asked for supporters to keep the pressure on and stay involved - the only recipe for success - but still reading this news reminds me of critics' evidence that the Obama administration would be a failure:
Mr. Tauzin is leaving his $2 million-a-year job as the top lobbyist for the drug industry amid complaints from drug makers that he bargained away their profits too cheaply, spent too much in his $150 million advertising campaign to sell the overhaul and miscalculated in his assessment that the passage of the legislation was all but inevitable.
Other drug industry lobbyists, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly, said his departure raised questions about whether the drug makers would continue to support the proposed overhaul, which has stalled in Congress.
Several of the lobbyists said Mr. Tauzin was undermined by a rival lobbying powerhouse -- Thomas J. Donohue, president of the United States Chamber of Commerce, who had fought the health care proposals from the start and complained to the drug makers that Mr. Tauzin had gone along too easily. A spokesman for Mr. Donohue declined to comment on Mr. Donohue’s behalf and later released a statement from Mr. Donohue praising Mr. Tauzin as "a great friend."On the other hand many of the left-liberals who pointed to the drug industry deal never supported Obama.