During his presidential campaign Obama crafted an image as a unifier who would be above the partisan politics than had turned off so much of the general public. He won that campaign. In office, however, he has filled the White House with radical "czars" who have taken extreme positions on very divisive domestic issues. This has sparked a powerful backlash from alienated independent voters who simply want a competent and practical government that can get the job done in a time of economic instability and foreign threats. Moving further down the road of ideology and militant partisanship will not meet that public desire for leaders who can come together and put the nation's interests first.
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