After listening to Barack Obama hold forth yesterday and today, it becomes evident that it is he who is the real compassionate conservative in American Politics and not the ignorant patrician that just retired from America’s imperial throne. As he meets with congressional leaders and tours the battered hiterlands in full scale economic meltdown, he has shown poise, graciousness, grim determination, and earnestness in telling the American people that his prescription for economic recovery will work. The American people are praying that our president’s establishment orientation, pro-business, plutocratic friendly proposals, will yield some fruit, and not more of the same. The corporate press is describing Tim Geithner ‘s TARP plan similar to the Bush/Paulson plan. I am not encouraged and it does not sound to me like “Change We Can believe in.” Only time will tell. What did you think about all of this?