there's nothing perfect for the mess we are in right now, but clearly john and sarah are not the answer.
i don't know what obama can really affect in 4 years, but I do know that most of this country needs to "believe" that big change is coming in order to feel better about themselves and their potential future.
it's like joining a new gym or getting a new girlfriend or starting a new job. as long as it "seems" like a radical change from what you had before, you feel energized and more optimistic. and that good energy tends to evoke real change in behavior and attitude.
until the bullshit rises to the surface, or it doesn't.