Quick Hit: The Obameter

From the fine folks who brought you the Truth-O-Meter, the St. Petersburg Times’s PolitiFact has now launched the Obameter, a project to track President Obama’s performance on his campaign promises.  They list 510 promises, and

We rate their status as No Action, In the Works or Stalled. Once we find action is completed, we rate them Promise Kept, Compromise or Promise Broken.

The report card […] provides an up-to-the-minute tally of all the promises.

Found via Feminist Law Profs, with whose opinion I concur1 in noting

One great feature of the Internet is the ability to track the performance of politicians in real time like this.

This is a fantastic project, and I’d love to see this kind of tracking become an expected, normal part of our political discourse.

1 see what I did there?



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