There are some things about Obama that are improvements over the Texican huckster that preceded him. Obama has, so far, avoided the constant self-promotion ("Mission Accomplished") that characterized the buckbrush cowboy, and has generally comported himself with considerably more dignity.
These attributes, however, are no substitute for substance, of which Obama has shown little. None I can think of, in fact.
His leadership vis-a-vis immigration has been nonexistent. He's letting bureaucrats run the show and they are proving to be brutish, not hesitating to deport people who really should not be deported and often splitting up families in the process.
And after promising to leave cannabis patients alone if they were complying with state laws, his justice department has unleashed a vicious campaign against those people.
I can read the fear in his eyes as I make this promise. I will not vote for him in 2012. None of the dwarves running for the Republican nomination will get it either.