Promises Kept: 5; Only 507 More to Go

Thanks to hot tipper Brad in Spokane for passing on The Obameter, a site from the St. Petersburg Times that tracks the status of Obama's campaign promises. (The current tally -- promises kept: 5; compromises: 1; in the works: 14; stalled: 1; no action: 488.)

Regular readers of this site know that I love charts (I'm planning to borrow the fun meter format in my report designs) and Obama. And I also love government accountability. This is a creative effort by the Times, and I'm eager to track the administration's successes.

I'm also interested in seeing where something's gotta give. Fulfilling over 500 campaign promises would be difficult in any times, but will be particularly daunting in the next few years.

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