January 1, 2010

MICAH SIFRY: The Obama Disconnect: What Happens When Myth Meets Reality. “The truth is that Obama was never nearly as free of dependence on big money donors as the reporting suggested, nor was his movement as bottom-up or people-centric as his marketing implied. And this is the big story of 2009, if you ask me, the meta-story of what did, and didn’t happen, in the first year of Obama’s administration. . . . As Zephyr Teachout wrote here a while back, the campaign shared tasks with its supporters but didn’t share power.”

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