While I am voting for Obama because really, the alternative is utter shit rather than partial shit, I also would say that I'd rather be voting for this mystic chess-playing Obama so many of his less critical supporters believe in than the feckless failure we have in reality.
So many think he's saving all his good stuff for the second term, forgetting how he wasted having all of Congress at the crucial moment he needed it, in a blind hope he could win over the GOP, who gleefully took advantage of his catastrophic naivete. And yet he said that he'd rather be a one-term president and accomplish his goals--but didn't really try to, did he? Not the way another president with similar circumstances would have.
The Obama you imagine is at best a tease. The Obama you have is not all that great. Never project your hopes on a president. Grow up. You hold their feet to the fire and MAKE them carry through on what they say. Always. A president is not there to be a symbol, he's there to do the job. ___________________
"Eternity in the company of Beelzebub, and all of his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me & this pencil." --E. Blackadder, 1789 Questionable
words & pictures from John Linton Roberson