An interesting analogy from a reader:
I was listening to NPR this morning and they were interviewing someone from Louisiana about their new governor. He made a statement that exactly articulates my feelings for Obama.
"Most Louisianians are happy to give our legislators some adult supervision. Even if it is a young adult."
Considering Washington in my view has become as corrupt as Louisiana I would like someone that is not beholden to the powers that be. I don't think it is naive to think Obama can't do what he is promising. That's really all we can get from our politicians while they are on the campaign trail. All I know is that the status quo is not working and we need a complete change in mindset in the White House and Washington.