Wednesday, November 5

Morning in America



From the streets of NYC - wonder if that counts as one of the pro-America parts of the country.

Hard at work right now so no time to reflect at length on last night. Even having seen it happen, Obama's victory feels no less amazing.

Of course, I predicted that McCain would defeat Hillary in the general election. Being wrong never felt so good. This video captures my perspective almost perfectly:




Oh, and by the way, apparently Palin didn't know that Africa is a continent when McCain's handlers started prepping her on foreign affairs.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Eric said...

His early appointment of a pro-Israel, pro-NAFTA Clinton-era bulldog as his Chief of Staff, and has surrounded himself with people like Paul Volcker for economic advice do not bode well for those who held out hopes of a progressive presidency. In fact, they suggest that Obama will be unable to adequately address the fundamental problems of the economy. Let's hope his other picks are more appropriate.

8:19 AM  
Blogger dan said...

If Bush hadn't been so awful, Obama would be business as usual, true. Basically, I expect a more disciplined and thoughtful version of the Clinton administration (together with some symbolic progress because of who Obama is). Given what the world has had to endure over the last eight years, I'll take it.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Steve Peterson said...

I think he'll be a little left of Clinton -- but better able to build consensus and get policies implemented.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Steve Peterson said...

PS -- not sure if you were being ironic, but I think "Morning in America" was Reagan's slogan --

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMJ90T2rwXU

6:37 PM  
Blogger dan said...

Irony fully intended

9:43 PM  

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