Wednesday, August 25, 2010

There is none better than Frank Rich.

And he outdoes himself here.

In answer to Rich's question:  if he's so smart, and so sane, why has he fallen short of his spectacular potential so far?, I would only point out that most of the American electorate -- and the cable news machine that feeds them, every hour, on the hour -- appreciates neither trait.  Hence the squeaky wheels on the clown car of Bachmann, Palin, Gingrich and the like.

And I wonder if they're not necessarily wrong.  Is sanity the sanest option?  Were Obama to show more fire, he'd immediately hear a sigh of relief from both the Left and the Right -- the Left, because it might mean he is serious about fighting for something; and the Right, because their over-the-top accusations of him might actually seem a bit more plausible.  Everybody would be happy!

So...what is he waiting for?