It still surprises me every time I get an email from Barack Obama in my inbox. The President is communicating with me?!? Really? Obviously it's not actually Barack sending me messages, but the fact that he has staff dedicated to communicating with millions of Americans is pretty incredible in and of itself.
After Obama won, the emails didn't stop. It's so logical, yet so groundbreaking. I would posit that Obama is the first President to keep his campaign machine alive--now it's called Organizing for America. Brilliant.
Obama is certainly getting things done in these first months in office. His first 100 days aren't over yet and already we've seen the global gag rule disappear, Guantanamo's future is looking bleak and now a removal of the embryonic stem cell funding ban. Then there is the stimulus package and his new budget.
So after two months, I'm feeling pretty good about Obamas. I've had my frustrations, particularly with his pandering to Republicans who then don't support him anyway, but overall it's been an incredible shift in the way government has worked.