Let’s see - within the next four years, Obama is obligated to end the war in Iraq; cut taxes for everyone whose income is under $250,000; create millions of green jobs; provide universal health care; stop global warming; beef up our educational system; solve the financial crisis; unite Democrats and Republicans; and bring peace to all the nations.
Is it any wonder that the haloed one is getting a little nervous? Here’s the word from the Times Online:
“Barack Obama’s senior advisers have drawn up plans to lower expectations for his presidency if he wins next week’s election, amid concerns that many of his euphoric supporters are harbouring unrealistic hopes of what he can achieve.
“The sudden financial crisis and the prospect of a deep and painful recession have increased the urgency inside the Obama team to bring people down to earth, after a campaign in which his soaring rhetoric and promises of “hope” and “change” are now confronted with the reality of a stricken economy.”
Is this the same candidate who during a recent presidential debate moderated by Jim Lehrer couldn’t think of even one campaign promise that he’d have to forego due to the financial crisis? Guess he had to wait until he felt he had the election wrapped up.
To read more of the Times article, go here.