Mr. Obama ran on a platform of change ( = no more Bush) But in his cabinet appointments so far he has reached back a decade to aging Clintonites.
He speaks of withdrawing troops from Iraq -- and sending them to Afghanistan.
I haven't heard much about national health care or a coherent enery policy policy so far. My expectation is that the budget crisis he is inheriting will foreclose any new initiatives along these lines.
Now that the euphoria is fading, it looks like the best we can hope for is to keep our heads above water for the next couple of years and try to ride out the storm.
Am I too pessimistic?