Since the intertubes allow me the luxury of being able to spew my own .00000002 cents worth to all five of y'all that stop by (QUALITY not quantity I say!)...here's what I think--
Speculation about Obama being too...whatever...amounts to little more than bullshit fodder for the chattering classes (and classes is maybe too nice by a "c" and "l")...maybe the REAL issue is that not just progressives, but large majorities of Americans are tired of, in no particular order, ceaseless war and violence, a economy that's still on life support (thanks, Bush administration!), a health care system that's basically "don't get sick," and an elite that repeatedly demands sacrifice from everyone except their own sorry asses.
No, I don't expect all problems to be solved immediately...but I sure as hell wouldn't mind a few steps being made in the direction of enlightenment. Or, barring that, a very public assignment of Joe Lieberman as official toilet cleaner of the Democratic Caucus, for which he will be given a toothbrush to use as a tool.