The main theme of his campaign is the assertion that he will bring deep and significant change to American life and government. Indeed, he seems to say that he, himself, symbolizes that coming change.
The chattering class on TV have taken to rattling on about how well his election would "play" overseas where we Americans have come to be more than usually reviled. They seem to be more interested in public relations than the expectation of revolution of some sort. They also don’t seem to wonder what sort of president he would be. But, what else would you expect from most of them?
We have been listening to this "change" talk since the first Clinton campaign for president. At that time the pop music of the 70s, was made into a clarion call for the realization of the supposed goals of the cultural revolution of the 60s. Then there was much the same kind of talk in the election campaign that gave us GWB. We were told that a revolutionary reversion to Christian morality and small town values would follow upon the election of George Bush. What we got instead was the "K" Street Project and the Jacobin driven war for Westernization and security in the Middle East. Oh, yes. There was also Halliburton, etc.
Now we are called by this young man and his rivals to believe that he (they) will change the social and economic matrix in which we live.
We think about hard things here. My question to my fellow Americans is simple.
What are the SPECIFIC changes that you EXPECT and WANT Obama or any of the others to make to American government, economic life, society, etc?
I am not interested in the touchy-feely emotional atmospherics of increased integrity, honesty, modesty, etc.
What SPECIFICALLY do you want and do you think you can get it? pl