Friday, October 31, 2008

Obama Puts The Brakes On The Expectation Train

An interesting article appeared on the London Times' website, TimesOnline. The headline reads: Barack Obama Lays Plans To Deaden Expectation After Election Victory. Now, the web address is lengthy and you may have to write it down prior to entering it or flip back and forth between this site and a new one to enter it. Truly it is worth the frustration.

It appears senior advisers to Obama are putting the brakes on the "change train" preparing Americans to settle for less...much less actually than they were previously promised, should Obama win the election next week. Interestingly enough the camp has concerns that "euphoric supporters are harbouring unrealistic hopes of what he can achieve" (London Times).
Now, why would they have unrealistic hopes? Hasn't he promised the "spread" of a lifetime to his following? It is fascinating to note that the Democratic push was for early voting while the iron was still hot...and the fantasy was still hovering. But alas, all good things (and yarns) must come to an end. Hopefully there are enough undecided and Democratic voters who "got the memo" before they got the ticket to ride...the train to nowhere.

Note: Maybe the old adage that "you can't see the forest for the trees" applies here. Evidently, you can see it from England.