The wealth gap? Do you really blame Obama for that, given that he’s been relentlessly opposed by Republicans on every policy that might have helped close that gap? He is the president, not a king. Given absolute power, his policies would no doubt be more in line with your politics, but that’s not the way our system works. Even so, he has gone a large way toward a redistributionist tax policy by scaling back the Bush tax cuts, and through Obamacare in which upper-income taxpayers are helping subsidize health insurance for others (one reason he’s so despised by the plutocrats.)
On foreign policy, how can you doubt that his inclination was to end Bush’s reckless policy of intervention everywhere in the Middle East? He pulled our troops out of Iraq, and has largely done the same in Afghanistan. He has proceeded very cautiously, as in the case of Libya where he let other countries take the lead. The rise of ISIS and the spread of other radical Islamic movements has forced his hand, but still his actions have been restrained. Under a Bush/Cheney (or McCain/Palin) administration, you can bet that large U.S. ground forces would be engaged throughout the Middle East right now.