The Final Final Countdown Post


Well, it’s been a fun ride, people. Just wanted to thank everyone for reading, and for all the insightful and intelligent comments. Some of you wrote nearly as much as I did! Plus, the discussion was remarkably civil — I didn’t need to weed out a single schmuck.

I continue to be amazed at the prospect of a having a smart, respectable president, and an administration that does not feel like an elaborate charade. It has been so long, I’m still getting used to the idea. Here’s hoping that Obama avoids the trap of hypercautious triangulation, and instead uses his rhetorical brilliance to push for real progress. Opportunities like these don’t come along very often.