The Obama DNC speech in 2008 was powerful and promised much changiness and hope. Yet not much changed, did it? His speech this year seemed less impressive to many. And why should we believe he will do what he promises? Yes, Republicans block him whenever they can. But no high-level bankers have been indicted, the economy is still faltering, and Obama refuses to use the bully pulpit, something that worked well for FDR and LBJ, and something that presidents are supposed to do.
He talks about wanting change and helping the middle class and working man, but his actions are often contrary to his words. The 1% have been helped hugely by Obama. The rest of us, not so much.