At age 39, I've already seen the pendulum of history swing once or twice. I believe that nothing characterizes America so much as the constant swing of the pendulum. It's always thesis and antithesis, with little or no synthesis. If President Obama loses in two weeks--which I certainly hope he will not--there will be a massive reformulation of the Democratic party. Even if the President is re-elected, such a reformulation should still take place. As much as I admire her lifetime of achievement, Hillary Clinton should politely but firmly be given the hook after a second Obama term. On a national level and in key swing states such as Wisconsin, Democrats need to start cultivating and putting forth alpha male politicians. The cultural forces that propelled Obama into office may have enough in them to get him through this election, but it would be foolhardy to expect any more from them.