And I'm no kool-aide lover; the sophistry and duplicity of both political parties is obvious. Obama, however, is much more dependent on ordinary people for his success and he has shown the most amount of independence from the corporate political masters (he is pushing financial regulation, healthcare reform, cap & trade). I would prefer: a) a much more aggressive jobs program, b) prosecution of Bush Administration officials and war profiteers, c) breaking up "too big to fail" financial institutions. But I realize that even though we elected Obama we have not reached the "Promised Land" yet. We still got a lot of work to do.