“Mr. Obama’s advisers said they were startled, if gratified, by the jubilation that greeted the news of Mr. Obama’s victory in much of the United States and abroad.”
“President-elect Barack Obama has begun an effort to tamp down what his aides fear are unusually high expectations among his supporters.” [NYT today]
A genie is out of the bottle here, friends. The peckerwoods who run the Democratic Party and who will people the new Obama Adminstration are going to try to ignore it and hope it flies back into its confinement.
Given the nature of emerging realities and the blast of new hope, it seems possible it won’t oblige so easily this time…