You can't expect something to be fixed overnight. You can glue a broken vase back together, but those cracks will still be there. There are so many old adages that can be recalled as a response.
There are so many different things I can say about everything I've read in this topic, but all I really feel compelled to say is that I am disappointed.
Look at John McCain's actions in 2000 vs. 2008. He was a completely different person. McCain did such a 360 that he was nearly unrecognizable. Granted, in the 2008 primary, he was only running to lose because after 8 years of dubya, America would have voted for a blind monkey holding a stick as long as they were democrat. And Obama's promises were so tempting because the American public wanted so desperately for someone to care about them...the middle and lower classes. Here we are now, Obama being in the office for a total of 16 months...barely a toddler, and we expected magic from him. We thought that once he was elected, things would magically be better. They're not, so we're going to blame him.
Try going from homeless to mansion overnight. Its not possible. I am not privy to the information Obama knows...I can criticize him until I'm blue in the face, but for all I know, he's doing what's right. It comes down to a personal preference...whether or not I believe he can deliver. And, honestly, the last time I felt that way about a political candidate, the election was stolen from him. I love our rules of governance, and I can do nothing but hope they work, and vote in each election.