The system is correcting itself after one of the most unbalanced periods in American history. But it took the self-restraint of one man to do it.
Do we want to credit this to the system or an individual? If McCain had won would Sully still call the system self-correcting?
I detect a severe amount of wishful thinking here. The system is still broken. The crimes of the torturers are still unpunished. Rove is still ignoring Conyers. The telecoms are still officially above the law.
Obama may understand the Constitutional limits of the Presidency but that doesn't mean that they have been restored. We just got lucky this time.