I realize you have latched onto a popular line in saying "a pox on both their houses" and alluding to the whole "corporate interests" as though this applies to both parties. But you are NOT CORRECT in attributing the "corporate interests" tag to President Obama---you are dead WRONG!
In early 2009, President Obama summoned all the CEOs of credit card companies to the White House to convince them to sign off on his proposed legislation: To put an end to predatory fees and to have them halt shady billing practices...and he WON! We now have the Credit CARD Act of 2009 that provides the consumer protections that he wanted (see whitehouse.gov for details). President Obama also is one of the first U.S. Presidents to actually STAND UP TO WALL STREET and to the BANKS (banksters) who were complicit in causing the FINANCIAL SYSTEM MELTDOWN in 2007 and 2008 and then tried to use the Bush/Cheney bailout dollars to line their OWN pockets instead of trying to help the homeowners effected by the HOUSING/CREDIT MARKETS' COLLAPSE. He has consistently shown political courage on behalf of the American people, and we have the Dodd-Frank banking reform laws in place to prove it.
Have you such a short memory that you have forgotten how President Obama convinced BP's then-CEO Tony Hayward to ignore the Republicans' "limit" of $25,000,000 for damages in case of spills and got him to agree to $20 BILLION upfront to be placed in escrow and a commitment from Haywood to pay all damages that might exceed the escrow amount. He also convinced Hayward to put up $100,000,000 for displaced oil-rig workers. That's a whole lot more, wouldn't you agree, than the GOP's corporate-COLLUDING puny amount?
Ron Paul might make an excellent auditor or overseer (even though he does not believe in government oversight he has often claimed) for the SEC and the Federal Reserve, but he is TOO EXTREME to ever be a good president, and the Republican party will continue to lock him out as much as they possibly can. I think he should endorse President Obama and ask to be given a position as auditor and overseer for the two agencies against which he so often rants.