"Obama's efforts at reasonable, conciliatory rhetoric have been a failure in this political climate, and he has not yet persuaded me that he has it in him to take on his opponents with the same ferocity that they attack him." -- Alan Brinkley, professor of history at Columbia University.
"FDR recognized that the presidency was an adversarial endeavor. Obama and today's Democrats suffer from a shortage of testosterone." -- Jean Edward Smith, FDR biographer.
Quotes from "Turns out he's not FDR. At all." (article by Alexander Heffner in today's Kaplan Daily).