Michael Tomasky must have the power of prophecy. When we heard him speak last week in San Francisco, he suggested that Obama's first act as president should be to visit the state where he scored the lowest vote, and tell them he would be their president too. Here's an excerpt from Obama's speech last night:
To those Americans who support I have yet to earn: I may not have won your vote tonight, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your president too.
And to those liberal interventionists and anti-totalitarian progressives who still have doubts about president-elect Obama's foreign policy, mark these words:
To those who would tear the world down: we will defeat you.