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I suspect that an Obama Administration might end up enacting fundamental and beneficial change because all of the alternatives will fail to work.  His final and saving graces may turn out to be his possession of "a first rate intellect and a first rate temperament."  Given the abyss that will be yawning in front of a nation that has a Democratic President and Congress and is yet too timid to truly confront the problems, he should have the intellect to understand and the temperament and oratorical skills to promote effective, and hence fundamental, change.  He might, like Bush, squeak by in four years without having done much very fundamental, but in eight years it will be the end of our country as any of us have ever hoped it might become.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Oct 14th, 2008 at 02:53:24 PM EST
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