The Obama flirtation only confirms a significant element which hasn't come of intellectual, or political age. (Intellectually so, unless you value thought purely for its own pursuit and not for some effective, ultimate result.) - otherwise defined as mental masturbation by us realistic folk. . . .Dan is appealing to Burke's "men of untaught feelings," and expressing in great measure what I was trying to say in the immediate aftermath of the election: Don't Overthink It. Nominating a short, bald, grumpy, 73-year-old RINO was not a smart political move. Let's don't do that again. The Democrats just rammed through an unpopular $789 billion pork package with zero GOP votes in the House and only 3 RINOs in the Senate. Let's make the Dems regret that.
[S]top thinking so damned much. America is about doing (instinctively) that which is right, not over-thinking something so well thought out over two hundred years ago.
The KISS Principle: Keep It Simple, Stupid.