no, not exactly. I've already said, in about 3 different ways, what I think the significance of this statement is.
I don't believe the American people made a mistake in electing Obama. He is who he is, and that's not all bad or good. I do believe, however, that people are too accepting of the power of Obama to change things. First off, he won't be able to change the economic woes. They were and are caused by ALL of us, from each field of money usage, and until we ALL change our buying/spending habits and dependance on 401k's, credit cards, etcs, NO president can change the situation of filling in the hole we have dug for ourselves. If the habits of the American's don't change, neither will the economic crisis.
I heard far too many people brag that Obama will have world-support, and that's just not true in the Middle East environment. I am also speculating that another Jimmy Carter-type attack will test Obama's mettle soon into the administration. I have frequently wondered if the 9-11 attack's timing had more to do with testing a President's reaction than it did with a retaliation effort. I think that when terrorists, of any kind, see a weakness, they are drawn to it, like moths, in an effort to exploit it. Obama has such a weakness (at least in their eyes.) I don't know whether I am warning people, or just pointing out the foundation in which the future 4 years will be laid. It isn't enough simply to look at the events as they happen, day to day. It is totally necessary to look at each related event, and see the whole picture and use them in order to see the foreshadowing. The United States hasn't used information wisely in the past, and the Left was correct in saying that Bush didn't interpret the data correctly on Iraq, in many aspects. What do we, as a nation have to do? Study: see the whole picture: learn the enemies motivations; be honest on our own weaknesses and lastly: know they WILL be exploited by terrorists simply because they can't overwhelm us technologically or in sheer numbers...yet.
One of the most stupid things the United States has done, and keeps on doing, is: trying to equate Islamic fanaticism in OUR TERMS or perceptions. There is nothing equatable in our life. We Can't and DON'T see their motivations because of this blind-spot. Until the past 7 years, Americans have essentially disregarded ALL of the aspects of Islamic culture (except for the Palest/Israel conflict, and in many cases didn't look any farther in understanding Middle East people.) Now, especially, it is critical that we educate ourselves on what the veiled rhetoric means when AlQ leaders spout their hatred. Americans have remained blissfully ignorant for decades on what is exactly happening in the Middle East, and the isolationist attitude comes with a terrible cost.
Obama is not the problem, nor is he the solution to our national woes. We are the problem, we are the solution. There is little one man can do to change physically to fix the crisises we face. His greatest tool in his arsenal is not bills he will submit, but rather, his optimism itself that MAY change perceptions and help us make our own smart decisions that across-the-board will have a positive effect in solving dilemmas of our own making. We blame Congress, we blame Bush, but almost ALL of the problems we face nationally are of our own making. We need a speaking voice of reason to unite the citizen's actions, not the governments actions, to fix the threadbear holes in our society that we have gradually let get eroded away.