What I have observed is that the real hope lies not in what Obama will do or even what he represents, but what the rest of us could do. People were moved: moved to vote; moved to serve; moved to wave the flag; moved to tears. If that inspires enough of the rest of us to do something great- or even good- then it might not matter how good a president Obama becomes.
I’m not talking about this "Obama will lead through social media" stuff either, because he won’t. He’s a top-down communicator.
The response to Obama is like nothing I have seen. The difference in the next 4-8 years? Perhaps it’s not him, it’s us.
ADDED: I originally posted this from my mobile (as I do all my Uttercasts), so I didn’t get to include this link- but I did think of the book my friends at Mzinga, Barry Libert and Rick Faulk, just released: Barack Inc., as I was writing this. I haven’t got my hands on the book yet, but wondered if I was touching on some relevant points.
UPDATE II: and Alexa Scordato at the Barack Inc. blog was kind enough to write about this post.