Obama at 100 Days: How Does He Compare?





For three months, five presidential historians have been writing online columns comparing Barack Obama's initial 100 days in office with those of some of his modern predecessors. These are their final installments. The full series, along with an interactive timeline of presidential history can be found in the 100 Days blog.

In Reagan’s Debt
By LOU CANNON
Obama, too, is misunderstood by critics as an ideologue.

Think Big, Even in Defeat
By ROBERT DALLEK
Memories of L.B.J. have faded, but his stamp on society remains.

New Address, Same Politician
By ROGER MORRIS
Nixon was done in by character: his and that of those around him.

Changing the American Mind
By JEAN EDWARD SMITH
Obama has led people to re-think their assumptions. Just like F.D.R.

Saved by the Cold War
By RICHARD REEVES
When it comes to mistakes, it’s hard to top J.F.K.’s early days.

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