Michael Barone explores just who Obama has been trying to "impress" with his increasingly left-wing agenda. His correct conclusion:
"So whom are we trying to impress? The answer seems to be left-wing intellectuals, academics, voters -- "the educated class," in David Brooks's term -- who decried George W. Bush's policies as reeking of fascism and dictatorship. We are making policies to please those who hang out in law school faculty lounges. Their numbers turn out to be less formidable than the amount of coverage they have received in sympathetic media suggests."
Agreed. I'll concede 100% of that constituency in 2012. The Republican can have everyone else.