Will the Republican Party be the same? Can their "base" compete with the Internet? Even the media is moving in a different direction -- Keith Olbermann has more viewers than Bill O'Reilly. I think the Republican Party will have to change to survive...
Hey, I really dont want to spoil the fun of enjoying the moment. I´m not a pessimist - I was quite sure Obama would win, after all.
Anyway, never underestimate the enemy. I remember the day Bill Clinton was elected quite well because it was the day after I started in my first job as a hostel receptionist. :) There was a lot of enthusiasm, but remember how the Rebublicans took him apart in a very short time.
I´m not so sure Rebublicans really know they have to change. Most Republicans sitting in Congress now are from the South and the Mountain states, where their medieval ideology is still very competetive. These guys will certainly not change. Their base in the idiot belt couldn´t care less if Palin knows where Africa is. They loathe intelligent people.
Combine that with some frustration about unpopular stuff Obama will have to to - hence less turnout of the Democratic base - and there´s a very real danger of another nutcase in the White House in 2012.
I hope Obama is aware of that. I hope Axelrod will get Rove´s office in the White House to keep Obama alert.