Friday, October 31, 2008

Oh, good, a plan to stifle inevitable buyer's remorse

The McCain people are wrong -- the Obamas are not measuring for new curtains in the White House. They are, however, busy heading off a feared tsunami of a national mood swing after the hopium wears off.
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 harboring unrealistic hopes of what he can achieve.[ya think?]

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.

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."

A related story: Obama Warns He May Cease To Exist Unless America Believes In Him

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