Saying that Barack Obama is new and thus, cannot really be judged is a pretty understandable argument. But in the time that he "has" been here, he's fixed things as well as made mistakes.
What can be said is that he approaches everything with candor and frankness. What will show us of our leader is the reaction to his mistakes, not his accomplishments. From what I've seen, I'm satisfied. I only hope that he does what he promises.
"We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things [but] there are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper." ~James Carroll