Of the three virtues (Faith, Hope, Charity), Hope is the easiest to idealize and practice, but when done by people whose ideological bent run towards the secular, the audacity of hope permutates to the absurdity of hope.
Obama's mantra of "Hope and Change" during the 2008 election was seen by a majority of the voters as something they could believe in. The incessant, almost extreme adoration by the liberal and secular main stream media helped convince the voters to ensconse Obama in the White House.
Now almost 3 1/2 years into his presidency Obama's rhetorical cadences has become irretrievably irrelevant, his attempts to transplant European style secularism and socialism rejected by the body politic, and the only thing that he has to show for is his obvious delight at grasping for the power and perks of the presidency.
In an interview with NBC news, early in his presidency, Obama said that if the American economy does not perceptively and palpably improve in 3 1/2 years, his would be a 1 term presidency. I never thought Obama was good at anything....but he has proven me wrong. He is very good at self-fulfilling prophecy.