My academic and professional backgrounds are in technical areas (physics and aviation). I rarely write anything more than a brief report while at work. My command of the English language is not the best. I am not a wordsmith. That said, I found interesting this video found via John at Powerline, where we see Obama using verbs in the first person. Beginning at 0:54, he says:
"My job is to think as the national security interest as a whole, and to have to weigh and balance risks in Afghanistan and Iraq. Their job is to just get the job done here." [My emphases]
Obama is full of expectations about this race, and his verbs tell me he has already measured for the new drapery.