...and to the extent he is embracing elements of an all-powerful, all-seeing "national security state", he may be worse.
Here is a video report of the type you will not see on corporate (mass) media in the United States, which is all owned by concentrated corporate media / entertainment interests who undoubtedly support such moves by governments to secure their interests via omni-surveillance law enforcement regimes :
Obama's VP Joe Biden has been a whore for organizations like RIAA that would make file-sharing, for example, into a federal crime.
The question is : will Americans put up with the type of massive, invasive, privacy-killing law enforcement over electronic information and the internet as Biden brought us in his failed drug war?
Don't think he isn't fully committed to both, as it appears is Obama.