One theory is that he's simply coasting on his ability to campaign so charismatically and has no real substance, and another theory is that he's doing exactly what he is supposed to be doing to get the US into position for the way we allow ourselves to be governed and the amount of privacy we will trade for so-called security, when actually we usually create the enemy ourselves. Example, Osama bin Laden, or the kid in Oregon that the FBI built bombs for.
So it's not even about having faith in Nobama. He tosses a few crumbs to the left so the faithful can believe he really means well, but in fact he's continuing the same policies as Bush, including the very shady dealings with the Guantanamo Bay prisoners. He said he would close it. He didn't say he was going to pay tiny nations to put them in their prisons. If these people are actually terrorists isn't it kind of dangerous to send them to places desperate for the cash they will be paid? Shouldn't they be tried or released at some point?