As I see some of the things that Barack Obama is doing they are a noticeable shift from the policies of the last 8 years. I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with the shift, it's just confusing.
When we have an underlying direction for a country it is rather disconcerting to shift almost 180 degrees on it. I am the first to say that I don't know a lot about government operations, but it seems simple to assume that shifting focus so quickly and radically would significantly impact any foundation that the country is building on.
What happens if after 4 years the country decides that it wants to go Republican again? Would that in essence shift things around again for us?
I'm suggesting that I've never really heard of a well established, well run organization (say GE for example) shifting it's focus every 4 or sometimes 8 years so fundamentally. I know they are a flexible organization but there while the business focus may change, the leadership approach and organizational foundation doesn't.
The US is successful for sure. But I feel like we could be doing a lot more than we could ever dream if we weren't shifting every 4 to 8 years.