This Historic Moment and President Barack Obama’s Vision

Kurt Andersen, this past week at the Daily Beast, suggests that President Barack Obama, in the teeth of America’s steep economic downturn, is at the cusp of a historic opportunity—and that he has known it for awhile:

“Ronald Reagan,” Obama said when he was still fighting to win the Democratic nomination, “changed the trajectory of America… He tapped into what people were already feeling… [He] transformed American politics and set the agenda for a long time… [I]n political terms, we may be in one of those moments where we can get a seismic shift in how the country views itself and our future. And we have to take advantage of that.”

One of those opportunities is to transform the way Americans think about our relationship to the environment and energy efficiency, such as the White Roofs Movement.

Yes we can.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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