You may be right.
His job, in my opinion, is more difficult than the way you envision it. I mean no offense to your viewpoint here, though we do disagree; it's simply that I think he sees the Presidency differently than the last folks. At least I hope he does.
The difference that I have in mind here is that (Gosh, I hope so) that Obama may feel that power needs to be returned to Congress rather than flow toward the President. If this is the case, he won't be working through so many back channels to institute policy, there hopefully won't be any signing statements, and he won't be looking for intelligence to support pre-decided positions based on ideological positions.
The pro or anti abortion stuff and the legislation on fairness in media will have to come from Congress, though he'll sure have a hefty input into that material.
Also, as a point of honor here, I'd like to suggest to you that there is no such thing as somebody who is pro-abortion except perhaps in your own mind. Nobody likes the thought of abortion, even women who have them, if only on the basis of the fact that it's painful. Nobody except folks with significant problems actually seeks pain in this way.
People seek abortions because abortions seem to them to be the best possible solution to a difficult life situation at that time. I understand you don't believe that that's enough of a reason, and that you feel profoundly disturbed that anybody would disagree with you about this in a serious way. The disagreement doesn't mean that there's anybody leading a group of cheerleaders for the procedure. It's basically a misunderstanding of these other people that allows you to call them "pro-abortion."
I can't imagine that this would matter to you except for one factor. Should you actually wish to change hearts and minds, you are more or less obligated to understand them first the way they actually are. In order to find that out, you must listen to them.
I must say that the reverse holds true as well. For women who are Pro-Choice, if they are to have any chance of changing your heart or your mind, they must understand you as you experience yourself and your viewpoints. This means at least a sincere attempt on both sides not to see each other as distorted stereotypes. Normally, I'd think this totally impossible, but you have the advantage, at least a fair number of you on both sides, of being women.
You're well aware that I'm Pro-Choice in this matter, but I think that's actually secondary. I think a solution becomes possible here only if everybody, but most especially the women involved, can open their hearts to each other. To expect men to do so may be expecting more from men at this point than our pointy little heads and hearts can contain; women may need to lead here the way the lead in so many things in life. But first and foremost by listening to each other.
Should men try, I'm afraid our heads would explode.
A few crude thoughts from the peanut gallery. If you can tolerate offering a response, I'd be interested.
Sincerely, Bob Kaven