From today's New York Times
President-elect Barack Obama has begun an effort to tamp down what his aides fear are unusually high expectations among his supporters, and will remind Americans regularly throughout the transition that the nation’s challenges are substantial and will take time to address.
If anyone is in doubt, consider the selection of Rahm Emmanuel for Chief of Staff and the possible choice of Larry Summers for Treasury.
This is a moment of truth for Kossacks and all the other progressive activists who worked their tails off to elect Obama.
After the election-night ecstasy in which literally millions of people took to the streets all across the country in celebration, how do we understand what Obama is doing now, and what does it mean for our future work.