Matt Welch on 5 Broken Democratic Promises from 2008


As delegates and the media re-convene in Charlotte this week four years after Barack Obama's historical Democratic coronation in Denver, it is not only fair but necessary and instructive to look at how the newly Democratic White House and Congress lived up to its own vows from the 2008 DNC.

As Matt Welch writes, some promises—like hunting down Osama bin Laden and enacting universal health insurance—were certainly kept. But here's a list of five that weren't.