Archive for October 15, 2011
Editor’s Note: We are very excited to announce that Evan is joining us as a contributor from the right side of the aisle.
When Candidate Barack Obama was running for president in 2007 and 2008, he drew a distinct contrast with the Bush Administration. Agree or disagree with his platform, it was clear to all that electing Obama would represent a clear change in direction.
The transition of administrations is a monumental task. Thousands of jobs change hands and policies change over a few short months. There is always at least a partial mandate for the new leadership to push in a new direction, but 2008 was thought of as a watershed moment. In reality, the changes were few, and continuity was main order of the day. The ship of state is a large ocean liner — turning it in a new direction is no small feat. The result is that administrations rarely reflect a fraction of the change that they campaigned on. (more…)