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Grand pledges in campaign led to stumbles

Critics call Obama ideals unrealistic

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden greeted visitors yesterday after arriving at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado. President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden greeted visitors yesterday after arriving at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado. (Gerald Herbert/Associated Press)
By Susan Milligan
Globe Staff / February 18, 2009

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WASHINGTON - President Obama campaigned for the White House with some sweeping promises: He was going to keep lobbyists out of his administration, impose impeccably high ethical standards, and get rid of the partisanship he said was poisoning Washington. (Full article: 836 words)

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