"What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them—that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply."
I must be one of those cynics, I guess. But all those old stale political arguments still do apply. We're still going to have to make decisions about spending and debt, the size of government, foreign policy, and regulation of individual behavior.
Same old, same old, I know. But on this day of the peaceful transition of power, we should be grateful that we're going to come out of the handoff and still face the same old stuff. That's how you know we're doing something right.