The election has yet to happen and Obama’s already backing down from his messianic resolution to our economic crisis, who would have thought Obama Can’t Live Up To His Message of Change
By Tim Reid, The Times of London
Barack Obama’s senior advisers have drawn up plans to lower expectations for his presidency if he wins next week’s election, amid concerns that many of his euphoric supporters are harboring unrealistic hopes of what he can achieve.
The sudden financial crisis and the prospect of a deep and painful recession have increased the urgency inside the Obama team to bring people down to earth, after a campaign in which his soaring rhetoric and promises of “hope” and “change” are now confronted with the reality of a stricken economy.
One senior adviser told The Times that the first few weeks of the transition, immediately after the election, were critical, “so there’s not a vast mood swing from exhilaration and euphoria to despair.”
The aide said that Obama himself was the first to realize that expectations risked being inflated.
In an interview with a Colorado radio station, Obama appeared to be engaged already in expectation lowering. Asked about his goals for the first hundred days, he said he would need more time to tackle such big and costly issues as health care reform, global warming and Iraq.
“The first hundred days is going to be important, but it’s probably going to be the first thousand days that makes the difference,” he said. He has also been reminding crowds in recent days how “hard” it will be to achieve his goals, and that it will take time.
“I won’t stand here and pretend that any of this will be easy – especially now,” Obama told a rally in Sarasota, Florida, yesterday, citing “the cost of this economic crisis, and the cost of the war in Iraq.” Obama’s transition team is headed by John Podesta, a Washington veteran and a former chief-of-staff to Bill Clinton. He has spent months overseeing a virtual Democratic government-in-exile to plan a smooth transition should Obama emerge victorious next week.
The plans are so far advanced that an Obama Cabinet has been largely decided upon, with the expectation that most of his senior appointments could be announced shortly after election day. Ha,Ha,Ha… what are all of those poor suckers, who believe the Messiah is going to change the world by 11-5 gonna do now? Who is he kidding, the first year, all that will happen is threats of investigations of the past Administration, and setting up commitees to do them, while spending millions upon millions, while they do absolutely nothing! Same old song and dance, to a bunch of gullible people to get in office again. Cheer up joey, at least you get to comp,ain about the war for 3 more years! :mrgreen: He is not going to do anything for America, except make us weaker and share our secrets with our enemies.
Ditto McCain. :roll:
I agree, the people should know what a Obama will be before casting there vote.
Yep, setting a reasonable expectation.
More like back sliding, guess he figured out the moon had to high of a price tag.
…and he gets to laugh all the way to the White House.
What of the millions (like me) who already cast their vote?
The 2 McCains O:) :twisted:
Mike. please, if you intend to convince people that you’re smarter than they are and that your political understanding is better than everybody else’s and that they should adapt your political views, maybe you could get basic grammar usage right. Duh yuh think?
Wow, even Kenton is getting ugly, I will be glad when this is over. :shock:
It appears you checked your intelligence at the spell check door and agree with my political views, otherwise your asinine comments would have attacked me on a political front and not my sentence structure. nice try though Mr CMI. You support Obama and want to question my intelligence, Too funny
Mikey, baby it just that you present such a big target. :mrgreen:
yea, I keep taking shots at you but the projectiles fly over your head, if ya know what I mean :mrgreen:
take this crap to the not for everyone thread, hypocrite
look at the date of the post’s you fricken high on