There's been plenty of talk about "change" so far in the 2008 presidential election. Each candidate is pledging to bring some degree of change to government in Washington, D.C. But Americans may have their hearts broken once the winner takes office.
Futurist Cecily Sommers, president of the PUSH institute in Minneapolis, says Presidents and governments are better equipped to react to changes in society than to actually bring about those changes.
She talked to MPR's host Tom Crann about why democracy and capitalism don't necessarily make it easy to create change and why the leaders who do so don't emerge from government.