So it is now 11 years since the world changed - so how are we doing?
After the disastrous Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld regime we have had 4 years of relative calm with Barak Obama mending some of the damage but also struggling with the massive financial fallout of the various adventures that the Bushites took the world on. Even against this background and the wrecking ball that calls itself The Tea Party President Obama has managed to steer a course that has seen a mild recovery in jobs, manufacturing and the domestic economy.
As he said in his acceptance speech, there is still a long way to go.
China is so tied to the US economy that it has to do something to help to stimulate it. Which is happening.
Now there needs to be a shift in the way that politics is done where real world problems look for real world solutions and the wreckers are put out of our misery.
Ms Julia is on a similar trajectory here and will get back in the next election. Talent tells against constant negativity. While much mileage was made predicting that the sky was going to fall in on July 1 this year we are heading for the New Year with the sky intact and global warming an issue that most people now believe needs urgent action.
You can lie to the people all the time, some will believe you all the time, some will believe you some of the time and some of us always thought you were lying. Go the way of Romney and disappear.