Last week, regardless of what side you were on, was one we won’t soon forget. When is the last time you saw people standing in crowds cheering and weeping over the election of a new leader? I remember the feeling when Clinton was elected, the feeling of sheer optimism that here we had this smart, sharp, young new President, but I think that pales in comparison to the feeling that prevailed last Tuesday. I was watching inside a bar, and at the Sharks game, and here was an undeniable buzz I hadn’t heard or seen before. Now what happens from here remains to be seen.
What I find so interesting is that Obama has already been caught making two “missteps” in his comments. One about getting a “mutt” as a dog (“like me,” he said), and the other about not having a séance, like Nancy Reagan. Has he had to watch every word that has come out of his mouth so closely the past two years that he is finally without worry it will cost him the election, or is this the true Obama that we are seeing?
On the local level, BART still is facing an uphill battle, and the question is, with our economy being as it is and the fear of the bad times to come, can anything that raises taxes be approved in the next 3-5 years? I am scared that the little progress we make in this City is going to come to a complete standstill.
All we can do now is ask, “Now What?” and reticently wait for the answer.