Obama went into office with "rose colored glasses" expecting and promising all sorts of change on how government will operate, but as usual they were empty promises. While he may be pulling the troops out of Iraq he's just putting them in Afghanastan. He attempted to make it impossible for lobbyist to work within his staff yet he appoints some of biggest lobbyist to the most important posts in his staff. He has made big loop holes in what he has done so if in the future he realizes that he can't keep it up he can get out of it. He is coming to the quick realization that the president doesn't run the country - the financially elite do and they detest what he is trying to do.