"Obama didn’t wait until two weeks before his election to run on a platform of reconciliation. From the outset, his pledge to elevate the tone of the public dialogue, to defuse the anger and rancor that have made modern politics so toxic, was a central theme of his presidential campaign."
This is certainly one promise on which Obama has failed to deliver. Our nation might be hopelessly fractured politically, but a President has a duty to lead and Obama has consistently led us down the low road.
"Obama has repeatedly taken the low road. He has widened the fissures he promised to close, and lowered the political tone he promised to elevate. With Nixonian bile, he fans the flames of grievance. Nixon was reelected; maybe Obama will be too. But Americans who imagined in 2008 that they were voting for a healer-in-chief aren’t likely to make that mistake again."
Obama a unifying force? Hardly - Boston.com