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Stretching America

Justin Webb | 07:07 UK time, Wednesday, 5 November 2008

The Obama years will stretch America. The nation will come to think differently about itself. But Barack Obama is too focused and too, well, too midwestern in outlook, to really stick it to the right. He will govern from the centre and relish the battles with his own party that that will entail. He will do it because he will feel it to be right but also, of course, because that is the way to be re-elected in 2012, overcoming the fearsome challenge of Sarah Palin. This is an early stab at the immediate future though I thought (looking at the names for Sec of State et al) that there were to be no re-treads? John D's list looks a little too stodgy, I suspect...


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