"... During his campaign Mr Obama was, as he put it himself, 'a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project[ed] their own views'. He gave a lot of people the strong impression that their most urgent goals were also his..."
Betrayed by Obama, The Economist, Jan 22nd 2009
Old article I know. The world moves so fast. I wonder if Mr Obama still uses the words "hope" and "change" with such oomph?