Don’t expect too much. Now they say don’t expect too much.
“We all have to be very careful about the expectations that we are putting on this man, our president-elect,” Robert Reich, Clinton Secretary of Labor and transition adviser to Obama, said. “If we all assume it’s going to be the first 100 days, we’re going to be disappointed.”
I’m not sure when Robert Reich became a transition adviser. He was not listed originally. But David Axelrod is also backpedaling, saying, “it’s not going to be easy, it’s not going to be quick.”
But it was Mr. Obama himself, along with the swooning MSM, who built up this expectation. He has been saying what great things he will do for about two years. He was going to Washington to change it. Anybody who believed the hype is surely going to be disappointed.
No doubt, he is inheriting horrible economic problems, but then wasn’t that one of the turning points of the election? And he promised!
So don’t start the “expectations we are putting on this man” bit. He put them on himself.