Of course, rosborne979. All US presidents have come in with a great deal of fanfare. Most of them, in order to win their races make ridiculous and unattainable promises.Sometimes, the promises appear to be contradictory. In speeches last year, President Obama assured teachers and principals that he would work to see that their salaries are raised while, at the same time,telling groups that he would back their efforts to open charter schools.
Now, President Obama owes the teachers unions big time. They have been among his most fervent and most generous backers. The teachers Unions despise the Charter School Movement. It is almost a certainty that Obama will be seen as not keeping his promise to the Charter School Movement. In that case, he will lose Political Capital.
President Obama has also indicated that he would press for a major reduction in co2 emissions. This, of course, will cost the industries responsible for large co2 emissions a great deal of money. His promise to the enviromentalist movement will be offset by the financial pain borne by the workers and owners of affected industries.
Again, he will lose political capital.
Will President Obama be re-elected? Probably. His base-blacks,an increasing number of Hispanics and left wing whites is growing. The only bar to his re-election would be if the economy was going very poorly in 2012,but he could probably surmount that also--All he would have to do is to blame Bush!