They'll Miss Obama When He's Gone

Left, right and center are all dumping on the president. They'll regret it later.

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On Obama's watch, America clearly hasn't been transformed. But at a time of great peril, it hasn't fallen apart, either. The president has made compromise after unsatisfying compromise, and from here on in, every day, he'll be telling us to "eat our peas." If he gets four more years, it'll be more of the same.

If his tenure comes to an end, the task of finding a graceful exit from Afghanistan while defending the modern welfare state against the Tea Party will fall to the "grown-up" Republicans like Sen. John McCain, Romney, McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner -- as Obama rides off into the sunset.

And your first reaction might be something like, "Oh, well. Nobody loves Obama anymore."

That's true. But a lot of folks will miss him when he's gone.

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