Barack Obama lays plans to deaden expectation after election victory reports The Times. Hmmm … is the Earth not due for healing yet?
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 harbouring unrealistic hopes of what he can achieve.
Well it wouldn’t be a bad idea, if a bit late. A fella likes to know his bride doesn’t harbour any nasty surprises before he carries her across the threshold. Liberally sprinkling your patter with ‘hope’ and ‘change’ for two years, deliberately raising expectations only to rein it back when you’re through the door and halfway up the stairs is a bit cheeky. ‘Chutzpah’ springs to mind.
Still, we’ll put Peggy “I won’t have to pay for my gas or mortgage” Joseph down for the Libertarian Party campaign of 2012 right now, shall we?