He is no ideologue. I think that he also was burnt by his first term by both the GOP and the business establishment in that he gave them a lot of what they wanted and then they turned on him anyway. I think a more aggressive approach is on the cards this term and I thank the big pixie in the sky for that! It's nice to hear him using the phrase 'Let's use the best ideas of both parties, Democratic and Republican' less and less. It was almost a given that he was going to cave if he used that phrase.