Over Christmas, I told members of my family that I doubted that the much-heralded digital TV transition would happen as scheduled. I argued that it would get postponed by politicians who would argue that "in these difficult economic times, the poor, minorities, etc. won't be ready to make the transition." Of course, it is mostly the poor, minorities, etc. who don't have cable or satellite and thus need to make the transition, since anyone who has either of those technologies is completed unaffected.
Well, well, well... Here is the president-elect, making just the statement I predicted. My gifts as a political prophet are improving.