What Harold says...
Harold Meyerson says it so I don't have to: Obama blew it with labor law reform.
The only thing I'd add, and that's because I am never going to be invited to any event where Obama is present, is that Obama never intended to keep that promise, and labor union leaders should have known that early on, too. Labor needs to be more careful who it supports this year and serve notice on Obama that if he wants support for his re-election, he better wake up and smell the coffee.
It is good labor unions are seeking to defeat the scorpion Blanche Lincoln (D?-No, R!-AK) in a primary election this year. More please. As Samuel Gompers memorably said a century ago: "Reward your friends and punish your enemies."