contrary to popular opinion prior to the election, Obama is human. The country was in a pretty shitty state as of Jan 19, 2009 and it will take us a while to get out of it. I certainly don't agree with everything he's done. Part of the problem is Congress.
I do think that he's approaching everything in a thoughtful manner, and I agree with his basic world view. Unfortunately, the world is a nasty place.
Agree with you about Geitner. I believe he's a smart guy, but it seems as if he may be more than a little too close to the high finance guys on Wall Street (just like the past several Sec of Treasury)