You know Usedcarsalesman wants to "go off" in 20 different directions concerning what Obama's victory potentially means for the future of U.S. foreign relations, energy policy, health care policy and so on and so forth. And Usedcarsalesman will certainly endeavor to do so in later posts.
For now, however, Usedcarsalesman will consider what Obama's victory may mean for the future of the Democratic Party.
As you may or may not recall, Usedcarsalesman briefly touched on the aforementioned in a previous post, The Palin Problem, dated September 10, 2008:
"...Usedcarsalesman would argue that falure to make this change -- replacing Biden mid-campaign for strategic reasons -- might undermine confidence in Democratic Party Leadership for decades should the very unconventional Presidential Candidate, Barack Obama, fall short.
Obama obviously did not "fall short. On the contrary, he and his campaign left some enormous political obstacles in the dust. And unlike Bill Clinton, who's '92 campaign is said to have benefited from the third party candidacy of Ross Perot, Obama and his team won without the indirect aid of any third-party distractor.
So, it does not appear that confidence in Democratic Party Leadership may be shaken for decades. In fact, the opposite is likely true: Confidence in Democratic Party leadership may be emboldened for decades as a result of Obama's win. .