So just how long has the campaign for the Democratic nomination lasted?
From the New York Times Caucus blog:
For perspective, consider America as it was when the battle effectively began – Oct. 22, 2006, when Mr. Obama said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he had changed his mind and was considering a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The average price of gas then stood at $2.20 a gallon.
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld directed war strategy in Iraq.
J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois, as speaker of the House, and Bill Frist of Tennessee, the Senate majority leader, called the signals in the Republican-controlled Congress.
Eliot Spitzer, poised to win the governorship of New York, was a rising star in national Democratic politics.
Katie Couric was just seven weeks into her new job as anchor of the “CBS Evening News.”
Neither Peyton nor Eli Manning had won a Super Bowl.
I’ve changed jobs and moved. My oldest daughter was in preschool and will be closing in on first grade by the time this ends. My Lee Enterprises stock was still worth more than a bushel of soybeans.
How about you? How has your life changed in the Clinton-Obama Era?