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Sorry, this article is delusional.
Remolding America is an imaginary concept.
Despite changes over the last two centuries such as universal franchise, America manages a great deal to be what it was two centuries ago.
An aristocracy of wealth and influence, where only a small number of people's views genuinely count and one bent on imperial expansion.
The entire political system is stacked against serious change.
Congress is the best money can buy, and that goes for both parties.
The two parties are an opportunistic duolpoly representing almost no principles at all.
The Washington establishment of the Pentagon/CIA/NIA/FBI actually form an unelected continuing government behind the elected government.
The last president who tried challenging that unelected government died in Dallas November 22, 1963.
Obama is personally an enlightened man of considerable depths, but he is ambitious to be and remain president. That wish is virtually incompatible with "remolding America."
American exceptionalism is now everywhere and always the rule, whether it is making a war crime/ invasion into legitimate foreign policy or the Sceretary of State putting pressure on Italy over a woman, one from a well-off family, fairly convicted of murder.