As Obama presented his energy/environmental team today, it becomes clearer that the most 'radical' part of his agenda so far is the clear commitment to taking steps to move the country in a 'green' direction, especially on the issue of climate change. He is not letting the economic crisis stop him from addressing these issues, but instead intends to use the economic stimulus to simultaneously move toward increased energy efficiency and alternative energy sources.
I am overjoyed, to put it mildly. This has been needed for so long. I hope the 'liberal' side of the Obama coalition feels like they've received something important here.