I've been told that recently Obama has backed off his campaign promise to increase taxes on people earning over 250K. Is this so? If yes then it would appear that Obama made promises as a way of playing to the lower/middle classes (not a bad strategy as it turns out) as a way of getting elected. Now, as he's about to start his presidency he's looking just a bit more conservative. You can say whatever you want about hm but I don't think you can say he's stupid. The idea that he's going to try to foist some sort of ultra-liberal agenda on the country is, to me, a bit silly. The President, by himself, has very little means to accomplish such a task. Remember Clinton and the Health Care bill? He was a dem with dem congress and he still couldn't get it done. I do not think that this country can be turned so quickly. I've never paid all that much attention to politics on this level. It might be fun to track it.