George Will says that it is up to the voters to decide if Obama gets four more years to complete his transformation of the United States away from those principles that our Founders considered to be fundamental to our form of government.
"In 2012, Americans want from government not such flights of fancy but sobriety; not ecstatic evocations of dreamlike tomorrows but a tolerably functioning today; not fantasies about a world without scarcities and therefore without choices among our desires and appetites but a mature understanding of the limits to government’s proper scope and actual competence. Tonight’s speech is Obama’s last chance to take a first step toward accommodation with a country increasingly concerned about his unmasked determination to “transform” what the Founders considered 'fundamentals.' "
George Will: Obama’s desire to transform the United States - The Washington Post