Nevertheless, Sullivan argues, here his position is based on objective review of the Obama administration's performance delivering on his campaign promises, which, as I have previously written here, are all-the-more remarkable achievements in the context of Republican/Tea Party/Limbaugh pledges almost from Mr. Obama's very first days in office to obstruct his entire legislative and policy initiatives and to work for his defeat in 2012, as well as admonitions from disaffected liberals. Here's Sullivan's assessment in a nutshell:
...given the enormity of what he inherited, and given what he explicitly promised, it remains simply a fact that Obama has delivered in a way that the unhinged right and purist left have yet to understand or absorb. Their short-term outbursts have missed Obama's long-term game — and why his reelection remains, in my view, as essential for this country's future as his original election in 2008.
Here are the key Obama successes Sullivan cites in making his convincing case: