The Big Ideas of 2009

The Rebirth of American Democracy

Obama's victory makes possible a radical change of direction. Our readers weigh in on where they think America is headed.

He will inherit one hell of a mess: a ruined economy, failing military efforts abroad, and a mounting environmental crisis. As the people of the world celebrate Obama’s historic victory, we’d like to hear from you. Does Obama’s election represent the rebirth of American democracy and will he be able to overcome the daunting challenges ahead? Comment below.

Credit: Obama/Lincoln Illustration: Ron English

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Anonymous

The elections are not over yet, kind of jumping the gun a bit. Don't forget we thought the same thing last year with bush, and kerry. In the end your right if Obama wins 08' then he's got some work to do. We all will be counting on him...

Anonymous

The elections are not over yet, kind of jumping the gun a bit. Don't forget we thought the same thing last year with bush, and kerry. In the end your right if Obama wins 08' then he's got some work to do. We all will be counting on him...

Anonymous

We're relying way too much on the Federal government to fix our problems. True "change" comes from the bottom-up, and in spite of his beautiful rhetoric Obama is just another representation of our hopelessly flawed system. It's time to take things into our own hands!

Anonymous

We're relying way too much on the Federal government to fix our problems. True "change" comes from the bottom-up, and in spite of his beautiful rhetoric Obama is just another representation of our hopelessly flawed system. It's time to take things into our own hands!

Anonymous

seriously? You need to have faith in your own power! We can't rely on other folks to do this anymore. If we all start making change on a local level, soon this thing will be big!

Anonymous

seriously? You need to have faith in your own power! We can't rely on other folks to do this anymore. If we all start making change on a local level, soon this thing will be big!

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