The Obama administration is flailing about in the political waters while our "ship of state" is sinking.
My advice is this, "find the people that were wrong and replace them with people that were right."
Paul Krugman said from the beginning of the financial crisis that the stimulus was too small to be effective, and as soon as the first wave of spending ran out the recovery would stagnate. He was right and even the Fed seems to concede the point via its recent actions.
Howard Dean is a fighter that knows the democratic party doesn't have to concede defeat in every red state, and on every issue. His 50-state strategy was a huge success and he was quickly thrown under the bus.
Kevin Drum keeps offering reasonable solutions on Healthcare, on Social Security, and on tax issues.
Washington is broken because what works cannot be spoken of and what doesn't is courted with polished shoes and dirty deals. A president must advocate throatily for what is right to be an agent of Change.
There is no Greatness without Goodness.