Obama Spokesman: Don’t Expect Miracles

I have to ask, since the “invisible spirit” of President-Elect Obama is already having an impact on world events, why the pessimism?

President-elect Barack Obama will focus relentlessly on helping the middle class and strengthening the economy when he takes office January 20, but he doesn’t want Americans to think he can work miracles, says chief Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs.

I think the American people should expect miracles from the Messiah. And, it appears that a good majority do exactly that:

Gibbs’s concern about expectations seems well founded. A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released yesterday finds that nearly two thirds of Americans say Obama will change the country for the better. Majorities say Obama will improve race relations, lift the economy, stabilize financial markets, make the United States safer from terrorism, lessen dependence on foreign oil, reduce global warming, win the war in Afghanistan, and remove U.S. troops from Iraq without causing a major upheaval in that country, the poll says.

Wow. I’d say we’re in for an interesting ride.

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