The President is a puppet. In fact worse than that, the president is a scapegoat. Think about it. Who do we make a big deal about re-electing or not or replacing every 8 years at most?
The president has almost no control of anything, except how to enact what the Congress tells the President to do. That makes me thing there is a meeting before the President formally takes office… And it is probably not a pretty one.
Obama has no control, in fact corporations and congressment that voters know very little about have control over the executive branch in a meaningful way.