I really feel sorry for Obama, because he is half-black he carries a lot more responsibility then other past presidents. If he fails as a president, this will have a negative effect on the future of black americans in politics.
I too hope Obama is successful in being a good president for America, but I don't agree much at all with his direction. Bush wasn't perfect, probably not even "great," but at the very least, I think he was a decent President, and he had a great sense of humor.
P.S. Speaking of Bush, it's interesting to note that some of his ancestry may in fact be Cuman. According to some genealogists, Bush is descended from Vlad Dracula (the real one) of Romania, whose family bloodline was of Romanian and Cuman origins. So, it's possible that Bush has some nomad ancestry in him through this ancestor. I know it's a fringe theory, but it's interesting.
Obama seems to follow a soft-minded policy in foreing relations. It leads to more positive views about his personality and off course U.S.A too. I was surprised when Iwas watching World News. Obama and Medvedev had an agreement in some basic points. It should be a nice statement for World Affairs.