Two excellent reflections upon The One's Year-of-Hope-n-Change...
Amen to that!
Philip Klein has a similar take, but includes some different details and a prognostication:
I'm not optimistic for the moderation. Remember, Barack Obama is an ideologue, and the worse things get now, the more likely I think my tinfoil hat speculation of Hillary Clinton running against him in 2012 becomes.
No matter how that all shakes out, I think it's safe to say that a year of Hope-n-Change has not made America better off.
There's my two cents.