Three giant issues that the President-Elect does not seem to illicit in the day-to-day(though, he should):
1. Obama’s election isn’t a huge win for Black America in literal terms, only symbolic. What Obama’s win signifies importance as is his election as the first post-Vietnam President(try telling the black votership that, however *sigh*). Forget the color of his skin; this is a far more important factor, and should be viewed with both hope and skepticism.
2. His campaign was forthright and efficient in going forward from the moment his election was solid. This shows incredible management skills: Obama’s camp steamed ahead upon his election, addressing cabinet appointments and media issues with stunning confidence and efficiency. His camp made certain that the media didn’t allow repercussions-economic or otherwise-to relate to the President-Elect immediately, and how brilliant is that? The only matter in which he fails is expectation management: he screwed that possibility in the primaries. We expect the Sun, but we’ll likely only get the Moon. Surmise from that what you will.
3. Bringing the Presidency into the 21st Century. Firstly, I’m not opposed to President Obama using his blackberry. Should he review highly sensitive documents on such a device? Not at all. Should he be able to use it for day-to-day messages and conversing? Dammit, yes. How he brings the office of POTUS into the 21st century is naturally at his discretion, though I do hope it is with the most transparent means possible.