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Newsweek cover story: "Obama's gotta go"

A left-leaning news magazine, Newsweek, published its cover story with this headline: “HIT THE ROAD, BARACK — Why we need a new president” by Niall Ferguson.

Few Republicans, especially Mitt Romney, would argue the point.

Ferguson is a professor of history at Harvard University.

He focuses on Obama’s broken promises in the Newsweek article.

Obama promised “not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.” He promised to “build the roads and bridges, the electric grids, and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together.”

He promised to “restore science to its rightful place and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost.” And he promised to “transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.” Unfortunately the president’s scorecard on every single one of those bold pledges is pitiful.

“In his fiscal year 2010 budget—the first he presented—the president envisaged growth of 3.2 percent in 2010, 4.0 percent in 2011, 4.6 percent in 2012. The actual numbers were 2.4 percent in 2010 and 1.8 percent in 2011; few forecasters now expect it to be much above 2.3 percent this year.”

Ferguson, was on Face the Nation on CBS on Aug. 19 telling the same story.

Ferguson’s conclusion: Barack Obama will not be returning for an encore performance in the White House.

Keith Hansen

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