Tracking President Obama’s promises

Net at night

Heard about this site on the Net at Night podcast a couple of weeks ago. The Obameter from the St Petersburg Times is tracking the US President’s 510 campaign promises detailing promises kept, broken, stalled, in the works and compromised. Well worth bookmarking and following.

obama promises

After almost 3 weeks in office, 7 promises have been kept and 1 broken. Of course, the interpretation of whether a promise is kept or broken differs for people of different political persuasions and may also depend on the particular political bias of the publication. However, I think it’s a great idea to help track the President’s progress over the next 4 years and make him more accountable. I only hope that the UK media can adopt a similar approach after our next general election, whenever that may be.

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