While I watched Obama's speech last night, I certainly felt happy, reassured and excited for the future. He is an exceptional orator who makes those who stand with him truly feel that they are a meaningful part of something important. At the same time, in the back of mind I could not help but wonder if he's going to live up to the vision he painted for the country last night. He said things that he hasn't said in this entire election season and, in some ways, in the past four years.
I wonder if he now feels he get more done now that he doesn't have to worry about re-election or if it will be another four years of Obama not going as far as should have gone. In my opinion, he didn't push hard enough on Healthcare, he was too cautious about same-sex marriage, he significantly overreached by supporting warrant-less surveillance, his education policies weren't ideal and he didn't do enough to increase employment. (There's more, but I'll stop there.)
So, my question, mostly to those who voted for Obama:
Do you think Obama will live up to nation he painted in his victory speech and throughout the campaign?
Video of speech: President Barack Obama - 2012 Re-election Acceptance Speech - YouTube
Transcript of speech: Transcript: Obama’s Victory Speech - Washington Wire - WSJ