A dishonest man who tells you anything in order to be elected will, at least rhetorically, stick to his speeches.
An intelligent, honest man has more choices.
As Jack Kennedy remarked after being elected in 1959 “We were surprised to find that things were actually as bad as we said they were.”
Compound the fact that an intelligent, honest man will have to take into consideration - not only the secrets kept, and only recently shared with him by the outgoing administration - but will also have to deal with the dynamics of a collapsing economy and other influences that have either occurred or have intensified since he made his original plan and statements.
Those who fear his administration and want it to fail will, undoubtedly, seek and occassionally find legitimate fault that would exist under any administration. Still…the proof will be in what his detractors fear more than anything else…and that is the success of a first term in office that would lead to a second.
In the situation that our country is in, presently…to openly root for the failure of its leader is far from patriotic and those who participate are proving themselves to be of little value to the nation.