Not even as towering an ego as Clinton expected to win it while a sitting president, as Wilson and Roosevelt had, but not even they came close to winning it before they had spent a year in the White House.
Peace begins with those who have the power to make peace. Obama stands in a unique position in this regard. We've turned the corner from Bush's belligerence, but avowing peace isn't the same as action.
Our president is afraid of being seen in public shaking the hand of the Dalai Lama. Publicly acknowledging the Dalai Lama's cause would be type of change I hoped to see when I gave money to Obama's campaign.