At least, Hope is one real good commodity that President Obama had the States' people buying like hotcakes until recently when Hope seems to be undergoing a rather bearish aftermath as evaluated in the midterm election.
Similarly, in our own ground, the People Alliance was selling the same thing as well, more or less, somehow in a less attractive package. Yet, the substance in their manifesto never did come around. They are selling dreams as much as Hope. They aspire to end a lot of evil in the establishment, yet failed to provide the 'How-to'. Everyone is looking around up and down, in and out, left and right for their shadow Cabinet and shadow Budget, but those idealistic shadow stuffs still remain in the dark, behind the shadow. Too much of shadow got me thinking about Wayang Kulit.
Probably it is just a pure coincidence that Galas/Batu Api by-elections coinciding with US mid-term election, but they both served quite well as a wake-up call.
It is probably time for the public to stop hearing bout rantings about how certain things should not be done this way or another. Instead, everyone would like to hear how would you do it.