A few things: First, my predictions here for the result of the Presidential election - from just a few months ago - are looking like they were very incorrect. Second, it is clearly the economy, especially the long-brewing and widely predicted global economic crisis that has changed the game. Third, while it is very important to recognize the extent to which Neo-liberalism has once again been revealed to be a disastrous and dangerous ideology, it is a little scary how quickly foreign policy has dropped off the radar. We are, after all, in the midst of fighting the War on Terror across the Middle East and Central Asia; engaged in an open-ended military occupation of Iraq and still battling al-Qae'da in Afghanistan.
This leads me to believe that Obama's foreign policy will be light-years ahead of Bush's lunacy, but will still need to be closely followed - and critiqued - by rational actors (and bloggers).
And I am not planning on changing the name of this blog any time soon, either.