The advisors for Obama are crafting plans to lower expectations for change if his deception of the masses is successful next Tuesday.
It seems that his tax policies and his economic agenda are not appropriate to the economic situation that America is facing at the moment. Any surprise there?
One senior adviser told The Times that the first few weeks of the transition, immediately after the election, were critical, "so there's not a vast mood swing from exhilaration and euphoria to despair."
The aide said that Obama himself was the first to realize that expectations risked being inflated.
In an interview with a Colorado radio station, Obama appeared to be engaged already in expectation lowering. Asked about his goals for the first hundred days, he said he would need more time to tackle such big and costly issues as health care reform, global warming and Iraq.
"The first hundred days is going to be important, but it's probably going to be the first thousand days that makes the difference," he said. He has also been reminding crowds in recent days how "hard" it will be to achieve his goals, and that it will take time.
It seems as if Obama knows damn well that his plans cannot be achieved. Unfortunately, he has spent the last year deceiving those who don't apply reason, just emotion and rhetoric.
A strong economy demands that people are successful. Not the government deciding who should receive handouts, either individual or corporate. Those who earn a living and who aim for excellence should keep what they eran, not have the government distribute it to those who do not hae the drive or the skill sets to accomplish the same.
If the Obama campaign says that it needs three years to get it together, why is anyone voting for him?