100 Days Report Card

How’s Obama doing so far? The Daily Beast’s all-star team of analysts, from Christopher Buckley to Paul Begala, Sean Wilentz to Rep. Peter King, weigh in.

Don't Let Me Down, Obama!by Christopher Buckley

After endorsing the president in October, I think so far he’s living up to expectations. MORE >>

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The Long Slogby Stanley Crouch

President Obama's message emphasizes patient competence over quick fixes and spreads responsibility far and wide for the nation's most pressing problems. MORE >>

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God Loves Obamaby Ana Marie CoxEverything is breaking this guy's way—the timing of everything, from Arlen Specter to the swine flu. MORE >>

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Bringing America Along for the Rideby Paul BegalaNot only has President Obama pushed through an impressive set of legislation, he's made Americans feel invested in his success. MORE >>

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Lay Off, Republicansby Mark McKinnonIt may feel good to rip on Obama now, but Republicans are wrecking their credibility should the president merit more legitimate criticism. MORE >>

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Managing the Pressby Nicolle WallaceGeorge W. Bush's communications director gives her Obama counterpart high marks for stringing together a credible and sustainable narrative for this presidency. MORE >>

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100 Days of Paranoiaby Reihan SalamIt seems that no matter what Obama does as president, wild-eyed conspiracy theorists will generate their own reality. MORE >>

Obama as Muhammad Aliby Kathleen Parker

After 100 days, I think I’ve figured it out. Obama is Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. (Muhammad Ali to the more recently born.) Always above the fray, he floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. MORE >>

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The Politics of Nicenessby Eric AltermanObama promised to end the partisan warfare in Washington. He has, in a very sneaky way. MORE >>

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Cheer Up, Liberalsby Matthew YglesiasObama is on track to accomplish major changes despite some grumbling from the left. MORE >>

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Thanks for Playing Niceby Rep. Peter KingObama's bipartisan overtures may not have paid off yet, but a Republican congressman says they'll benefit the president down the line. MORE >>

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Grade: Incompleteby Sean WilentzPresident Obama leaves many questions unanswered after 100 days, but he's already doing better than JFK and Lincoln, who got off to disastrous starts en route to greatness. MORE >>

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A Clinton Convert Speaksby Lanny DavisLanny Davis was one of Hillary Clinton's most vocal primary supporters—and one of Barack Obama's toughest critics. But the president has won him over in his first 100 days. MORE >>

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Substance Over Styleby John AvlonCritics said Obama was a lightweight on the campaign trail. His first 100 days have proved them wrong. MORE >>

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The Power of Michelleby Katty KayThe First Lady's unimaginable comeback. MORE >>

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The Looming Backlashby Patricia J. WilliamsPresident Obama’s first 100 days may have been a success, but the forces gathering against him are only gaining steam. MORE >>