No particular reason for focussing on Obama. Any candidate vying for office is smacked upside the head when elected. They find suddenly that they are responsible incumbents rather than self-indulgent rhetoricians sniping from the sidelines. In other words, they have to accept the Burden of Solution.
A note to the reader: I find that I am in agreement with Obama about half the time. And no, I am not fully in agreement with his Kenyan-American heritage-derived views or fully in agreement with his Anglo-American heritage-derived views (I neither know nor care which is which). I find that the least interesting thing about any person is their race or cultural heritage. However to avoid the charge of bias I have depicted one of Obama's irises as brown and the other as blue.
If any reader thinks I have not been sensitive enough to cultural issues in this post, this is to let you know that I am offended in advance. This is because you are demanding that I dishonour and repudiate my viking and spanish heritage. Why? Both of my ancestral lines traditionally conquered without giving a shit about local inhabitants (or the sensitivities of cultural police who presumed to speak patronisingly on behalf of others).
Alright, I admit it. Some of my ancestors were English hand-wringers. Their descendants are the patronising cultural police I sneeringly refer to above. No wonder I am conflicted!