Hard to believe it was just five years today that Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. Seems like half a lifetime, and I’m sure it seems like even more than that to the president.

Here’s a long-lost David Bowie song about how brief five years can seem.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.