Views on the election:
Good: It shows America itself and the rest of the world that anything is possible. Having traveled 75,000 miles for my film, around the world completely, America is in need of a new positive image for friends and foes alike in other countries. Additionally, it gives people a chance to channel energy toward new productive ends. People are very excited. That is a good thing.
Bad: Too many Americans seem to believe that even after they have trusted their economic life to buy and hold and no money down real estate purchases, decisions they freely and irresponsibly made, that Obama can fix it all for them. Obama is not scary to me (unless my taxes go to the moon), but the expectations people have for fixing their wallets through a belief in Obama is down right scary. My fear of a massive new government sponsored “bubble” to lift all boats should be your fear too.
Lastly, least we forget, the most powerful person in America is Oprah. Now if we can just get Oprah to use her microphone against buy and hold, after so successfully using it to promote a President, we will be onto real progress. In lieu of that, if everyone just read The Fountainhead, that would be progress too.