While my belief in the potential of the Obama administration is strong, the connection I felt during the campaign has faded. The disconnection I feel comes from the Obama administration's struggle to move from campaign mode to governing mode.
Did I catch a glimpse of MYBO -- the Barack Obama of My.BarackObama.com -- last week? Is he back? Now if he can just figure out how to re-engage all of his friends across the country, the ones who are disgusted with Repubs AND Dems.
Attendees of the Democratic Platform Meetings co-organized by the Obama Campaign and the DNC believed their policy proposals would be strongly considered by the Platform Drafting Committee. It remains unclear how the DNC and the Obama campaign will accomplish this logistical feat.
If the main point of the meetings was to advance Obama's stated goal of increasing civic responsibility by getting Americans to talk politics with each other publicly, then the meetings were a success.