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President Obama will struggle to make a difference. And his fiercest opposition may come from within his own party

By Stephen Boyle   December 2008

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The Democrats haven’t been this happy since Bill Clinton’s unexpected victory in 1992. Then, as now, the new Democratic president will arrive in Washington on 20th January with a healthy Democratic majority in the house of representatives and a handy, if not decisive, majority in the senate. President Obama, fortified by his Democrat allies on Capitol Hill, can deliver a new era of liberal, inclusive government that restores trust in government and re-engages with the world at large. A new liberal dawn is breaking all across America.

There is, of course,…

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