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Up from the trench

The Democrats promise new courses and cross-political cooperation after the election victory. By Henning André Søgaard, Democratic Election, Sheraton Hotel, Manhattan, New York, USA.


[election vigil] New Time was present when New York's Democratic delegates toasted to victory on Tuesday night. With a majority in the House of Representatives, they are on their way back to local and national positions of power, after twelve years in the valley of the shadows.

Superstar and expected presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton looked forward to the extreme polarization that has characterized American politics in recent years, in her thank-you speech on election watch.

"We must work together, otherwise we can not bring the United States further into the 21st century," she thundered to thunderous applause from hundreds of supporters.

She referred to the Bush administration's "stubborn course" policy in Iraq, which has so far led to nearly 3000 killed soldiers, most Americans. But is cross-political cooperation a real opportunity in today's political climate, even after this week's change of power?

Democratic political advisers Ny Tid was in contact with during the election vigil were not overwhelmingly optimistic. They pointed out that. . .

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