"Tom, Obama had/has the chance to speak the truth, expose the corruption and speak honestly to the American people. That would have been worth more to me than anything he tried and was not able to do. He could have made real history. He wasted a chance to make a real difference."
Yes, in theory, but in reality he was a "made man", and not about to buck the system.
It would have been worth a lot to me, too. you see, I voted FOR a candidate in 2008, for the first time in my life, as opposed to merely voting against his opponent, and was severely disappointed by his performance. In 2012, I voted against Romney. :(
You are still idealistic, and I commend you for it. I wish I could be there with you, but in all honesty, I have completely lost any remaining faith I had in my government after the last 6 years. I am adrift.