Most administrations begin to look quite similar after a couple of years when reality set in. The expectations of the voters can never be met by politicians. When those expectations are very high the disappointment is also very high. Obama has learned many things since becoming President as did George Bush before him. One of the things they both had to accept is the revelation that the President is not the "most powerful man" in the world. They also learned that the Presidency has enormous limitations placed on it by the constitution and by the complexity of leading the United States of America. It's a very tough job, quite possibility , the most difficult job in the world. Maybe our leaders, regardless of their party affiliation, deserve our respect for their service. Whether we choose to give it, or not, is a reflection on us...... not them!