The fun resumes Dec. 2 with the return of clueless Rick Wagoner and the gang from Detroit with tin cups in hand. (News bulletin: General Motors is selling its corporate jets so Rick will hitch a ride to D.C. in an attempt to be portrayed a true man of the people).
Meanwhile, the financial mess continues unabated with the latest lowlight being the potential acquisition of Citigroup, which would have been laughable six months ago. The country cries for leadership and scratches its head wondering: Where in the world is Obama when we need him?
Obama has made it plain there can’t be two Presidents at the same time, and vows to get the ball rolling as soon as the Oval Office is his on Jan. 20. Fair enough. The problem: two months is an eternity in today’s fast-moving global information-based economy. Detroit’s Big 3 could be the Big 0 come Inauguration Day.
Obama’s oratory inspired millions during his campaign. The Barack and Michelle program Nov. 16 on CBS' "60 Minutes" earned ratings equal to those enjoyed during the newscast's glory days. The nation sure could use a shot of hope these days. It’s not too audacious to ask the President-elect to give the country reasons to be hopeful about the future. Nobody would accuse Obama of being presumptuous if he gave a speech or two to sketch out the bright future the country will enjoy under his leadership.