Billy T: Mr. Obama could not be perceived as the savior of African-Americans. The economic well being of African-Americans vests with society. There has been a push to restrict the voting rights. There is the perception that when an African-American is admitted to college it's because of Affirmative Action. When an African-American lands a decent paying job, it's because of Affirmative Action. Oddly enough, there is the perception African-Americans are the recipients of government hand outs. Most peculiar is that the opinions of Americans are shaped by the media; they believe wholeheartedly what they hear. The Affordable Healthy Care Act has been hotly contested in every court, even though it's modeled on the highly functional Massachusetts' health care act. Historians might very well credit Mr. Obama with saving the American economy from economic collapse. I think and believe he did quite well given the racial slurs that were hurled at him and his family, and despite the relentless attempts to make him a one term president, and the unprecedented efforts to undermine him. But having the magical, mythical ability to bring about racial harmony is beyond his human realm.