Patrick hasn’t delivered reform, much less the transformation that both he and Obama promise. This should come as no surprise. Obama’s utopian vision of transcending the interests that make up the fabric of our democracy is unlikely to fare any better than the “politics of hope” did in Emerson’s time. The key question at hand is whether Obama’s Edenic bubble bursts before or after the election.
Siegel’s article seems to indicate only liberal Democrats have hope for systemic change…As if John McCain hasn’t risen to prominence on some of the same sentiment in a different dress...As if George W didn’t tout his Democratic Lieutenant Governor and pledge to change the tone of Washington in 2000…As if Reagan hasn’t been cast by conservatives as the GOPs Kennedy-like hero, albeit without the tragic premature end. (He did get shot!) Wasn’t “It’s Morning in America” all about the politics of hope on a national AND global stage?
Will the 2008 GOP convention have a sing reading “Abandon hope all ye who enter here”?