From David Axelrod, commenting on how his boss plans to knock some heads and get engaged in the healthcare debate any day now:
It’s time to synthesize and harmonize these strands and get this done.
Well, that’s either cunningly brilliant or terminally vapid. I’m not sure which. I guess it depends on whether Obama ends up passing a healthcare bill or not. If he doesn’t, his decision to keep his distance from the fight until the very end will be judged as harshly as Clinton’s decision to write a 1000-page bill and dump it on Congress. If he does, that same decision will be judged a brilliant coup. Personally, I think it has a pretty good chance to be the latter. We’ll see. More here.