How much Obama has changed the perception of the US Presidency. His “not in your face” attitude and intellect has gone a long way to restoring respect and building friendship between Australia and the United States.
In the past I would have been willing to join the protesters but as I grow older I am able to distinguish between the individual and the office. I am still critical of US policy overall but less so since Obama has come to office. I sincerely wish him a pleasant stay in Australia and hope that he is able to pay many visits over his next term of office. He most certainly deserves to be re-elected.