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  •  I guess I'm just not that worried... (1+ / 0-)
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    about the 2010 elections this far out (call me a moderate optimist). If trends hold, by late summer unemployment will be dropping (though still too high), the economy will have been growing, health-care and some form of energy/climate bill will have passed, and some of the longer-term stimulus funded infrastructure projects will be well underway. Meanwhile the Republicans have lost their fucking minds, teabaggers are busy funding primary challengers to some of the most conservative congress-critters in the country, and the Democrats are outraising Republicans by leaps and bounds.

    If we're in the same place in October that we are now, then I'll be real worried. I just don't see that happening.

    ...and as far as the President being elected upon a populist wave, I will agree to an extent. However, Obama never really portrayed himself as a populist, and personally, I am glad he is not. I like cool rationalism, not populist anger. And as far as the media doom-and-gloom goes, there is not much we can do at this point, other than direct people to other sources. Additionally, you know how the MSM likes a narrative... the current one is the President is a disapointment. Soon enough though, they'll have the "Resurrection of Obama" meme going.

    I think patience and strategic vision is the name of the game.

    ...btw, I've enjoyed this conversation. Far less heat and far more light would help the discourse around here immensely.

    "How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"

    by Cure7802 on Wed Jan 06, 2010 at 11:39:56 AM PST

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