Very good New Yorker article on how Obama thought he could bv a unifying president. Hah! I've always loved the idea of Destry finally strapping on his six-shooters (after coming to town holding a frilly parasol for a lady stepping out of the stage coach).
THE OBAMA MEMOS: The making of a post-post-partisan Presidency.
by Ryan Lizza - January 30, 2012
Hundreds of pages of internal White House memos show Obama grappling with the unpleasant choices of government. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/01/30/120130fa_fact_lizza#ixzz1lXB9DvWs