So far his "exceptions" are telling. Change we can believe in is not the same thing as business as usual. We the people have a good reason to remain skeptical. To me this goes back to lack of experience.
His first major bill, the spending being spun as stimulus is the proverbial "lipstick on a pig" the senate knows it and without some major changes it is going to never come to pass. In my mind this is a good thing for the country, I mean Bush and the congress pushed through that bail out and it has been a disaster.
Maybe, a defeat is what President Obama needs to reflect. I dunno, looking for silver linings here.
I just hope the Senate can hold to fiscal responsibility.