That's what our local political rockstar Barack Obama promised as he ran for President of the United States.
After being elected U.S. Senator from Illinois in 2004 and making it clear he would not be a candidate for higher office in 2008, he "changed" and embarked on perhaps the most effective political campaign in history.
Changing "politics as usual" and the way our sometimes dysfunctional system runs cannot happen with just one person, but Obama will have the responsibility and power to lead that change.
As President Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, can he actually do it? Or will the politics and power of Washington change Barack Obama? Not the person or even his intentions, but his results.
One year from now, which is more likely? Will we see evidence of Barack Obama changing Washington and "political as usual" will Washington and "politics as usual" change Barack Obama?