Not to say that Obama did a terrible job (health care!), but Guantanamo is still open, financial regulation is probably not what it could be, and there are these things called Predator drone missile strikes. I'd guess that the hope among Obama's supporters is that the "change" we heard so much about during the first campaign is more apparent the second time around—but hey, that's why I preface that statement by saying "I'd guess." If there's anything I learned during this election, it's that everyone feels differently.
That's why, for this week's Variations on a Theme, Reader staff will be writing about what they imagine the next four years under Obama will look like. Whether it's new Supreme Court justices, new taxes, or just anything new that's not more of the same, everyone has a different wish in mind for what's on the horizon in the next almost-half decade. And in case you missed last week's Variations on a Theme, Dread Week, check out what people were thinking just before and just after a decision was made.