Candidate Barack Obama made more than 500 hundred promises during his campaign.
But a year since his election, fulfilling those promises has proven difficult.
The biggest: health insurance for the nation's 40 million uninsured.
Health care reform, though a bill is in the works.
On Jan. 22, the new president vowed to close Guantanamo Bay within a year and transfer the 200 plus prisoners to other facilities. Again, incomplete: thus far no money has been allotted and no one has agreed to take the detainees.
The president has kept his campaign promise to begin drawing down U.S. forces in Iraq and increase them in Afghanistan, even as he ponders sending more.
On taxes, candidate Obama said no family making $250,000 a year or less will see a tax increase.
A year may be too soon to judge - but some of the promises - especially "no taxes," may prove impossible to keep.