Here’s a great reader from Arthur Chrenkoff on what to expect over the next four years. He outlines four main points:

1) America will continue to be a terrorist target
2) Those who pretended that anti-Americanism was all about Bush will be proven wrong
3) Disappointments will start on the day one
4) Things will get worse for the Republicans before they get better

I agree with all of these, except maybe the last one. Who knows what new leaders and new ideas will emerge from the Republican camp? Perhaps their trip to the wilderness will be shortlived.

But predictions No. 1 and No. 2 are particularly salient. And only the effect of a Democrat in the White House could illustrate them properly.