American Elephants


You mean he really might not make his promises come true? by The Elephant's Child
November 1, 2008, 4:39 pm
Filed under: Economy, Election 2008, Liberalism, Politics | Tags: ,

As I was just saying… From Tim Blair’s blog in the Daily Telegraph:

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.

They’ve been told to “believe”. And now it’s their fault?

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.

Or “reality”, as it is otherwise known.

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.”


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