In the shot time since he was elected I have heard people describe him is many ways.
As both a conservative and progressive.
One moment they talk about how he will keep things the same, and then the new things he might do.
Clearly the American media is used to talking about American politics and anything that doesnt really fit in that box becomes confusing to them.
Someone who wants to help the poor and is anti-gay marriage seems to really stump them.