But I'm not too worried. I think 2nd & 3rd tier positions, where most of the policies will actually be written, are often more important than the figureheads. We'll see.
But I'm encouraged today by this from Pres.-elect Obama, in his Saturday address:
"I have already directed my economic team to come up with an Economic
Recovery Plan that will mean 2.5 million more jobs by January of 2011
– a plan big enough to meet the challenges we face that I intend to
sign soon after taking office. We'll be working out the details in
the weeks ahead, but it will be a two-year, nationwide effort to
jumpstart job creation in America and lay the foundation for a strong
and growing economy. We'll put people back to work rebuilding our
crumbling roads and bridges, modernizing schools that are failing our
children, and building wind farms and solar panels; fuel-efficient
cars and the alternative energy technologies that can free us from our
dependence on foreign oil and keep our economy competitive in the
years ahead. "
Sounds pretty damn progressive to me.