Imagine the election chances of a candidate Obama in the Democratic primaries had he announced publicly in January what he just now concluded in December:Things could certainly be worse, had Obama not changed. Let's hope for more constructive change from President Obama in 2009.
"Vote for my change and I promise you more of Bob Gates at Defense, my rival Hillary Clinton (with help from Bill) at State, Gen. James L. Jones as national security adviser, Clinton pros John Podesta and Rahm Emanuel running my transition — and the evangelical pastor Rick Warren conducting my Inaugural invocation. And what I am saying now about wiretaps, NAFTA, the Patriot Act, campaign financing, Iran, Iraq, missile defense, coal and nuclear power and taxes will have to be changed when I'm elected."
Friday, January 2, 2009
Victor Davis Hansen comments on how different 2008 turned out to be relative to expectations at the beginning of the year. Some of the more startling changes have come in candidate Obama's views on a wide variety of issues:
Posted by Scott Grannis at 4:01 PM