Because that’s really the question that Chris Cillizza is asking.
Lost in the chatter about whether President Obama will win a second term in November is an even bigger — and perhaps even more important — question: Is it possible for a president — any president — to succeed in the modern world of politics?
As pretty much everybody else on the right side of the blogosphere is pointing out today, you only ever see this question asked when it’s become clear that a Democratic president has – to use Dennis Miller’s old phrase – locked the controls and sent the [expletive deleted]er right into the sun. It’d be pathetic if it weren’t simultaneously life-affirming. Well, life-affirming for me; if Democrats aren’t being glum about their November chances then I’m not doing my job right…