Looks good to me. I'll take it! I heard a pundit on TV yesterday say that a 300 vote electoral victory constitutes the threshold for a true mandate. We as a country need at least that to establish a repudiation of Bush era policies.
THAT U.K. headline - it cut me to the bone when I first saw it 4 long years ago because it captured the awful Reality of Bush's re-election to a tee.
"Diplomacy" - the potential for Obama to reestablish good relations with the world and win back it's good will toward us is enormous. It's been my feeling that they've missed us as much as we've missed them. At least I know I have.
"Imagining Obama in the White House frees my imagination" - Bingo. The Bush administration was more like a rogue dictatorical regime, a Castro on steroids, distorting, contorting, and subverting everything America stood for previously. I find the author's use of the word 'frees' more than interesting. It reminded me of lyrics to a Janis Joplin song: "Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose." In a very real sense, America lost it's soul under Bush. Obama's election will indicate to the world that there's genuine Hope and good reason to believe we're on the road to rediscovering and reclaiming our collective soul again.
I've said it before. Zogby is like a polling soap opera. I bet the wild swings in his tracking poll have more to do with him trying to figure out where Obama will land than the actual polling responses he's been getting. Just a theory.
Excellent diary, thank you. I hope Obama's victory is a total blowout repudiation of everything the Bush administration stood for, and failed to do. Besides what you mentioned, I yearn to feel part of the greater world at large again, and believe the world will celebrate Obama's victory with enthusiasm equal to America's, good will that I'm sure Obama won't take for granted and destroy like Bush did after 9/11.