President Obama has demonstrated that he is one of the most effective community organizers that the USA has ever seen. Why not harness the President’s community building prowess, the bully pulpit and emerging “communities within communities” that focus on sustainable economic practices? Forward thinking economists are coming to realize that “growing our way” out of the current economic malaise may not be the only path forward. Developing more sustainable local economies that have smaller footprints but big impact on families and individuals could provide a long term relief net as US economic transition plays out. As transition towns, timebanks, CSAs, cooperatives and work-shares are tetra-emerging, a second term Obama team could harness them as a powerful ally in re-visioning America for the 21st century (and beyond).