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Thursday,  11/06/08  06:54 AM

More reactions to the Obama victory and our new President...

Powerline: Ten thesis on President-elect Obama.  And later: "The Greatest Irony of the just-concluded Presidential campaign, as I've said before, is that both John McCain and Barack Obama began the primaries as candidates whose main focus was on foreign affairs. Obama was the antiwar candidate, McCain the national security hawk. By yesterday those positions, which largely drove the early primaries, had become almost irrelevant. McCain proved right on the surge in Iraq, but because he was right the war has pretty much been won and therefore is no longer a compelling issue."  Yep, the defining issue in this election became the economy; who knew?

Obama bodysurfingThe Horses's mouth: A first for the United States (The first President(elect) who is a body surfer from Hawaii :)

Steven Den Beste (!): Not the end of the world.  "I think this election is going to be a 'coming of age' moment for a lot of people. They say, 'Be careful what you wish for' and a lot of people got their wish yesterday.  And now they're bound to be disappointed. Not even Jesus could satisfy all the expectations of Obama's most vocal supporters, or fulfill all the promises Obama has made."  Steven is a thoughtful voice, I miss him!

Fred Wilson: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States.  Fred lists six things he thinks we'll get from an Obama administration:  1) A world class management team, 2) Honesty, 3) A steady hand, 4) Diplomacy, 5) Fairness, 6) Leadership.  I hope he's right, especially about Honesty and Fairness.  We'll see.  [ via Brad Feld ]

Dave Winer: Sarah we hardly knew ya.  "When she was announced as a candidate I was virtually alone in believing the choice wouldn't age well. When I turned out to be correct, I didn't want to gloat, because the election wasn't over, and there was no way to be absolutely sure. Now we are... Palin is no longer a candidate, she's a punchline."  Ouch!  I liked Sarah, and still do.  It will be interesting to see if she remains a player on the national stage or is reduced to a footnote.  In their effort to elect Obama, the MSM sure did a number on her, it might be hard for her to recover.  But you could have said that about McCain, too :)

Condoleezza Rice reacts to Obama's electionCondoleezaa Rice reacts...  Man, I really like her.  I still think it was too bad that association with the Bush Presidency prevented her from being considered as John McCain's running mate.  She would have been perfect - smart, experienced, articulate, balanced...  oh yeah and the most powerful black woman on the planet.

CNet: John Doerr's advice to Obama: Bill Joy.  "The VC endorses the idea of appointing a CTO for the country who could focus on energy and green tech."  Huh, I like Bill Joy, but he seems like too much of a theorist.  How about Meg Whitman :)

Economist: the economic challenges facing Barack Obama.  "He had always planned for the economy to be his priority. Just not this economy."  His choices for the economic leaders in his administration will be crucial.

 

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