To paraphrase Yul Brenner: So let it be written, So let it be done.
Barack Obama is now the President Elect. As a realist, I will support him as President. I am not saying that I approve of his policy ideals as they are revealed today. Nor am I intending to give him a pass or a honeymoon. But I recognise the magnitude of the effort and achievement. And for whatever it is worth I offer personal congratulations.
He gets a grace period until January. Then he becomes the dog that finally caught the car he'd been chasing down the street. The question is what this dog is going to do with the car now?