In 2000 Gore had – uncovered by the media – some pretty cool campaign speches.

One of them had to do with what would happen after Election Day…Paraphrasing:

If you elect me, tomorrow morning nothing will change. The sun will come out as usual, and your life will go on as usual….

Yesterday it was a beautiful day. I am thinking how pathetic it is to think of the Bush era as “the good old days” – but it’s a prediction I made and still stand by.

And sure enough, an entry that was started on weather only, got sustenance:

Pelosi dials down expectations

“We have to choose our priorities” and decide “what is achievable,” Pelosi told reporters this morning, adding: “A lot of it is about time.” She saied that the current economic conditions and budget deficit “are going to make it harder” to do some big things dear to Democrats, like comprehensive health care reform, but said that smaller, “discrete,” initiatives, i.e. SCHIP and stem cell funding, could be done quickly.

Discrete. Don’t you like this word?

of course, Obama made this disclaimer even before the election not that anyone noticed

“Does that mean that I can do everything that I’ve called for in this campaign right away?” Obama said. “Probably not. I think we’re going to have to phase it in. And a lot of it’s going to depend on what our tax revenues look like.”