A little more than ten months ago I started this blog with the intention of writing about two stories:the rise of Barack Obama and the coming financial crisis. At the time, I didn’t really think the two stories were connected, but I was pretty confident that Obama was a once in a life time leader, despite the fact that most of the liberal pundits were convinced of Hillary’s inevitability.
As I’ve been saying for a while, the Students for Obama Movement is real. The embrace of Obama by progressive independents and Republicans is real. I don’t think Hillary can stop it and the whining pundits like Paul Krugman, Daily Kos and Digital Democracy. who can’t imagine a post partisan world which might render their screeds less relevant, will just have to readjust.
But of course the two stories, became one story and now we sit less than 48 hours from knowing who the next President of the United States will be. I have not altered my opinion of last January that the students, combined with the progressive Independents and Republicans will provide Obama’s margin of victory. Everywhere I go, progressives are still sure that somehow the Republicans will steal Pennsylvania or Ohio and push McCain over the line.
But I don’t believe it. I think Tuesday night will be a Democratic landslide of epic proportions–similar to the realignment elections of 1860 and 1932. We will know it if Florida, Virginia and Pennsylvania wind up in Obama’s column. The networks won’t be allowed to tell you the election is over, but it will be. And when it’s all over the awesome responsibility of Rebuilding America will be in the hands of a man who I really do think could usher in a post partisan American revolution.
Given that the rise of Barack Obama will have reached a milestone, but the fall of savage capitalism will continue–we will need nothing less than revolutionary innovation from our next President and his transition team starting on November 5th.