From a radio commentary I wrote a few weeks before Barack Obama took office:
I’m all for inspiration and hope, but for all we know the next President’s inspirational honeymoon will last about six weeks before he is engulfed in a new crisis. If we’re waiting for some Miracle Man to galvanize us, what happens if that Miracle Man runs out of inspiration, or gets bogged down in some Washington scandal?
Do we then say, “Sorry, Mr. Wounded Vet. Sorry, Mrs. Elderly Person. I wanted to help, but I’m just not inspired anymore?”
Did it last even six weeks? The full commentary, and other thoughts on why we can’t wait for Washington to save us, is here.