When Obama became president, the country was reeling economically, directionless in foreign policy, losing credibility abroad and suffering a crisis of confidence at home. He has begun to turn all of this around.
As the campaigns have grown more vicious, many have become more anxious about the possibility of real violence or at least a complete breakdown in civility. That's why we're so relieved by the candidates' humor.
Exactly how many Republican administrations do Americans need before they realize they're all the same? Grandiose deficits. Financial compensation to buddies. Attempts to privatize everything except their own colossal business failures.
Bill Clinton believes he was played dirty by the Obama camp. The truth, Bill Clinton, is that you are a racist. We all are. We can change. But the first step to change is recognizing the need to do so.
The Denver Group says it's not impossible to imagine Howard Dean saying, "The situation has changed. We thought that our best strategy was to proclaim [Obama] the presumptive nominee. Oops, we made a mistake."