Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Stevens Defeated

Good News.

I breathed a sigh of relief upon reading of Alaska Senator Steven's defeat. This secures an additionally needed seat for the Dems and avoids the possibility of She-Who-Won't-be-Named appointing herself in his stead, had he had been elected and then removed by the Repubs.

Though the good folks of Alaska have been much maligned as of late - and some of it well-deserved - there are lots of good and decent folks in that fair state who can see a far better vision for America than that proposed by the GOP and the religious ideologues who have taken control of that party.

Now, if only Franken can clear the Minnesota recount, and if the Dems can take the runoff race in Georgia.

And, by the way, I find it amazing, if not exhilarating, to hear the names of FDR and Lincoln so frequently included in political discussion as Obama takes office.

These are critical times, and only great leadership, like FDR and Lincoln, will see us through. I believe Obama is up the task.

1 comment:

Darren King said...

Obama is proving not only to be the non-partisan guy, though he will seek Dems obviously since they are more aligned with his positions, but he is more proving himself to be the solutions guy. Frequent references to Doris Kearns Goodwin's book, "Team of Rivals" (about Lincoln, his advisors, who he chose and why) are also being made in context with Obama's recent Admin picks. There are several narratives playing out here, and only recently have we decided to have a discussion that includes and recognizes all of these narratives. Pres-elect Obama is already addressing these narratives with a holisitc approach. Unlike Bush, who told us to go shopping, while Cheney, in Traverse City MI told us bad news (as if war itself wasn't bad enough) about the war.