November 28th, 2008
12:17 PM ET

Reasons for irrational Obama exuberance

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John Avlon
AC360 Contributor

Editor's Note: John P. Avlon is the author of Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics.

It's bizarro world in America post-election-we feel hopeful about our politics and fearful about the markets.

It's the opposite of what we've come accustomed to in recent years, times when if the economy's grooving than all other factors fade away-even war itself-or as it was ten years ago, when the internet bubble happily distracted us from the Monica-mess.

But right now we're enjoying a bit of bliss after a 22-month build-up, and President-elect Obama is basking in approval ratings well ahead of his final vote-total...


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  1. Bob Quinn


    Obama sent out his concern for friends and families of Americans who were killed in Mumbai. Are the people from the rest of the world lesser beings. This is a continuation of American supremacy, not change. This is not what I believe this country voted for. We are all humans first.

    November 28, 2008 at 6:00 pm |