We still don't know what his exact plans for economic recovery or stimulus spending on infrastructure are. We have more questions than answers about where all the money is going to come from other than from government printing presses. We want to know how the flattening of the tires on our economic wheels will be re-inflated.
For sure, there are a lot of retreads from the Clinton years. And with the exception of keeping defense chief Robert Gates, there aren't a lot of Republican crossovers. At least not yet. True bipartisanship remains a vision, not a fait accompli.
But there is steadiness and calm resolve when Obama speaks that are reassuring. He says he has the vision that will lead the country back to the new normalcy, whatever that will be. He pledges to hit the ground running on Jan 20, which seems a scary long way away. But at least there is no more talk of President Bush getting us into another war, say, with Iran.