Obama makes history, now for the hard part

Barack Obama's victory is a boost in the arm for Americans, but his promise of change will take time to deliver.

There are several reasons that Barack Obama won the US presidential election. He won because the economy is shockingly bad. He won for his campaign promise of ôchangeö. He won because û unlike John McCain û he was in no way tied to the Bush administration, which has been roundly blamed for the economic disaster in which the USA is currently mired.

Think about it under Republican rule, wages û for those who have work and often more than...

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