Obama's Change Was Moderate Before, Too

When the President-elect took over at the Harvard Law Review, he wasn't the change all had expected.


Starting a new job is tough. President-elect Barack Obama has clearly disappointed some pundits with early choices that speak more to tradition and a bit less to change.

It's not the first time his style of leadership has proven more moderate than some had expected it would be. When Obama was elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review in 1990, a Los Angeles Times story noted that while he was escorted in on the wings of change, some students found it "puzzling" that Obama received the support of "staunch conservatives," despite his progessive social views, and he was criticized for being "too conciliatory toward conservatives and not choosing more blacks to other top positions on the law review," the Times reported.


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