"A [preacher] who does not love art, poetry, music and nature can be dangerous. Blindness and deafness toward the beautiful are not incidental; they necessarily are reflected in his theology." —Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Other good things: ending the Bush torture regime; sparing the world the horror of an incompetent Palin/McCain administration.
Sorry, Joseph...One has done no such thing...in fact, he's hiding Bush's torture memos and he has ended anything.
I'd say that John McCain would've had a stronger incentive to end torture since he actually had experienced torture as a POW in Vietnam. He attempted to pass legislation in 2005 under the detainee treatment act. Obama, as Fr Phillip has pointed out, is still in the act of playing political word games.
Fr. Powell, in your comment, I think you meant to say "he hasn't ended anything".
Ben, you're right! We are always our own worst editors...