Tom Friedman For President
I have not read Tom Friedman in a long time, but keysdan pointed this funny one out to me:
Obama’s decision to respond to G.O.P. extremism and the failure to conclude a Grand Bargain, by moving to the left rather than to the center, was a huge mistake. It means, as Cowen noted, that the country has no credible, long-term fiscal option before it now. Rather than shift back to his base with a weak fiscal plan, Obama should have taken his idea of a Grand Bargain to the country.
Heh. But the really funny part was Friedman's concept of Chris Christie as Joe Dimaggio (a Nation turns its lonely eyes to you):
Why was Christie popular among G.O.P. moderates and independents? Because he seemed ready to tell hard truths that Obama has started to shrink from.
Meanwhile, back on Planet Earth, Christie realized that the GOP was in no mood for a "moderate" and he would be crushed. And now all Friedman has left is Unity 08, I mean, Americans Elect 2012. Maybe he and Matt Miller could run as a ticket. Tom Friedman, a Nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
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