January 20th, 2010
05:50 PM ET

Vote shows independents unhappy with Obama

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Gloria Borger
CNN Senior Political Analyst

The picture of the two former presidents - George W. Bush and Bill Clinton - together in the cause of saving Haiti was one of those arresting images we had to notice. Not because we never see the former presidents together; we do. Sad to say, it's usually when they're reunited after a tragedy - like a tsunami or an earthquake - and want to be of service.

Impending domestic financial disaster, a national health care crisis or threats of terror at home get no such bipartisan commiseration or leadership.


And it's what is driving independent voters to despair. After all, it was supposed to be different in President Obama's post-partisan Washington. That's why they voted for him.

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