People love to make fun of "Hopey-Changey," and they're right to. Obama's 2008 campaign was based to an embarrassing degree on sentimental and generic idealism. However, I still think that he tried to put it into practice. Ever since he came into office, there have been outraged progressives upset that he even tried for compromise on anything with proudly-intransigent Republicans. He gave them the chance to step up and govern, like they've been elected to do, and when they declined, it became just enough rope to hang themselves with. You only need to see Romney's attempt to tear down Wall Street and back "Romneycare" to see that obstructionism in a time of crisis isn't just treading water and storing up political capital for when you get back in power and can use it up. Win enough weeks and you've won the war.