Thursday, November 6, 2008

Change.gov: It's Starting To Look Like Yeah, We Maybe Can


(a background wallpaper from http://obama4thewin.com/)

A lot of people out there are starting to wonder. How many times can we say "Yes We Can" before we have to start actually doing something? How often can we call for "Change" before the absence of that change starts to show?

President-elect Barack Obama is listening to those people. He is faced with an in-between period, during which he has been elected but not inaugurated, he has support but no way to leverage it just yet. He has responded by doing something unprecedented. He has set up Change.gov.

A website for a president-elect certainly doesn't sound too impressive. But that's before you dive in and see what the site actually does. Not only does it document the obvious media attention, it calls for submissions on what the average American thinks our vision should be. It asks for average American stories. It outlines policies, plans, and specific methods for effectuating the change for which we have all been calling. It even has a blog. An American president-elect running a blog!

I know, it's not a fixed economy or a solved health care crisis. But it certainly is a giant step in an entirely changed direction. I like where this is going so far.

NOTE: I also have a straight up Obama entry working, so be on the lookout for that.

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