Interviewed on “The Takeaway” this morning, Emory University psychology professor Drew Westen, author of The Political Brain, had this to say about how President-elect Barack Obama can deliver on his promises to bring change we can believe in:
“…think like a professor and continue to talk like a preacher.”
Beyond his signal achievement of winning the U.S. presidency, Obama’s started something that looks and feels like a national movement. He’s connected people from disparate socioeconomic, ethnic, and racial enclaves around a vision of a truly united United States of America.
How do we carry that momentum forward? What should happen at the grass-roots level to sustain the exhilarating energy and action his presidential campaign inspired?
In the spirit of Yes We Can, I welcome Rooflines readers and bloggers to weigh in on how we can bring this movement back home.