I think people are dazzled by Obama's rhetoric, and that people ought to begin to understand that Obama is going to be a mediocre president--which means, in our time, a dangerous president--unless there is some national movement to push him in a better direction.See "Obama at One: Little Surprising in Absence of Progressive Social Movement", January 21 (originally in The Nation).
And this from a man who cautioned folks to vote for the lesser of evils. Chomsky too.
They should have known that change cannot come from an establishment lackey. Disappointment is a meaningless gesture at this stage.
Zinn should also give up the notion that there is anything close to a "Progessive Social Movement" that can save Obama from himself.
Obama was elected by a mass of delusional voters who thought him prophetic and an improvement over George Bush.
By that measure, anyone would have been an improvement.
Even Curly hey?
Hey fellas nyuk nyuk nyuk ... woo woo woo ... you should have known.