The president has had a tumultuous relationship with the Netroots crowd.
They loved him during his nomination fight ahead of the 2008 election, but many of these activists have grown disillusioned at seeing the White House fail to produce much of the change they felt they’d been promised.
Nonetheless, many said Obama has done what he could given the gridlock in Washington. “He’s doing all right, he could be doing better,” summed up Antonio Leonard, 26. “But with this Congress, you can’t get anything done.”
Pettibone, the activist from Washington, added, “If we don’t get Democrats out and get a better Democratic Congress in Obama’s last two years, he won’t be able to accomplish anything.”