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Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008

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High hopes: Then-Democratic Party U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois greets an adoring throng drawn to see him and hear him describe his vision of the future at the Victory Column in Berlin on July 24, 2008. AP PHOTO


30 Days in the Wilderness

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Into the light: Then-U.S. Democratic Party presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama speaking at Tulane University in New Orleans on Feb. 7, 2008. AP PHOTO

What miracles will the incoming 44th President of the United States perform?

With 30 Days in the Wilderness (some call it the Bush) to go before the inauguration on Jan. 20, Timeout asked some of the JT's finest to share what they hope for, expect and fear from the Brave New World of Barack Obama.

Here, in alphabetical order by second name, are the dreams and divinations of our handpicked team — some of whom were not previously world-renowned political commentators.

30 Days in the Wilderness

Simon Bartz

(JT staff music, travel writer)

Jason Coskrey

(JT staff sports writer)

Giovanni Fazio

(JT film writer)

Stephen Hesse

(JT environment columnist)

Misha Janette

(JT fashion writer)

Jeff Kingston

(JT book reviewer)

C. W. Nicol

(JT nature columnist)

Roger Pulvers

(Counterpoint, Bilingual columnist)

Nobuko Tanaka

(JT stage writer)

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