Different issue then, Zack, it being about who was the better candidate, and who was likely to win, etc., in other words, politics. For all its importance, politics doesn't come close to the importance of governance, and leadership, in the highest office in the land. Obama is the President now, and the issue is no longer properly, "Do you support Obama." Rather, it's about the governance of the country, right or wrong. Most of us can find something we think he's done right, and things we think he's not: it's no longer as important that it's "Obama" who's doing it, as what it is that he's doing. As for me, and perhaps others as well, in addition to those actions I didn't fully agree with, for one reason or another, my problem with him is that he still doesn't seem to have fully realized you can't "lead from behind", which is his style. What I think I mean by that is that he likes to work quietly, behind the scenes, using his unique power of persuasion- with those who are not unwilling to be persuaded- to get a consensus. But, the office calls for more than that. He will have to be truly willing to lead. For him to begin to do that, in the style I'm thinking of, will require him to get seriously "burned" a few more times as he has been, and will be again, by hard nosed politicians and others. McChrystal embarrassing him, as he did, in a situation in which the President had placed his confidence in him to execute a difficult and risky plan, is an example. Wallowing about, indecisively, in a crisis like the disaster in the Gulf, and then taking wrong action, like suspending deep water drilling, rather than ordering an immediate review of government inspection records to reveal other possibly troubled drilling operations, seems to me to be an example of inappropriate response from the executive branch- which is charged with responsibility to oversee these operations for safety, not simply rely on the oil companies to do it. The President has the chief responsibility for making sure the executive branch is functioning as it should, to protect the public interest: long term, we have to review whether to continue to allow deep water drilling, but the immediate need was to stop this leak, and make sure no other rigs were being operated dangerously.