Did your candidate win? Congratulations. Now comes the "fresh start"… the "new administration"… the "change". Or does it?
I don't care who you voted for or how good a campaign they put on I will guarentee you one thing. Promises will be broken. I don't think candidates do it on purpose. I think they really mean *most* of what they say. I think they each and every one thinks they have an answer. They think they have a plan for how this is all going to work.
Personally? I don't think they have a clue.
I think there are so many secrets kept in Washington that even the highest members of congress, of legistlature… none of them have privy to. I think the day the new president takes office and the passing of the baton from one administration to another begins, then and only then will they truly see the monumental task they've taken on. When the top-secret advisors to the president start laying it out on the line what things are going on in the "background"… or, if you will, so deeply "underground"… that only the primary leader of our land can know it all.
Then they will understand, perhaps, what the hell they have just gotten themselves into.
Did your candidate win? It doesn't matter now. Good luck, Barack. Here's hoping you can keep at least some of your promises…