Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The recalibration of Obama

On Tuesday night as the results trickled in from Massachusetts, President Obama and his inner circle watched with slow horror. This was an eventuality they had been steeling themselves against for days – but even with the odds stacked, they had reserved a glimmer of hope. Hope that their last minute scrambling, Obama’s spate of rallies over the final weekend, had been enough to eek out the slimmest of slim victories. Hope that the Lion’s legacy, one that the late senator Ted Kennedy built brick by brick over the last thirty odd years would endure. Hope that this bluest of blue states would once again reinforce a Democratic candidate victory.

Here's what Obama must do, says Dave Nyambati.