”The character of an Obama presidency will depend not just on Obama but also on worsening world conditions that demand a new direction — economic collapse and financial instability, environmental and energy crises, failure of a military approach to terrorism, worsening inequality and insecurity for most Americans.
It also will depend on opportunities, such as the size of a Democratic congressional majority, and pressures, including demands from popular movements at home for an end to the war, single-payer national health insurance and worker rights, as well as high expectations from nations and leaders around the world.”
Intressant artikel i amerikanska vänstertidskriften In These Times om Barack Obamas åsikter och hur vänsterns ska hantera hans eventuella presidentskap. Vänstermannen Bill Fletcher kommenterar:
“The enthusiasm he garnered from younger people was based on their perception of him related to what they wanted to see, not what was there. Their perceptions of him were rooted in rebellion against the Bush and Clinton years, and their hopes for a different kind of politics.”