Tonight on MSNBC, “The Great Democratic Debate.” Oh puh-LEEZE. It’s not a “debate” when a bunch of Democrats sit around and discuss the best approach for Pres. Obama to take in his re-election campaign. Should he lean hard left and curry favor with his base? Or should he stay moderate and appeal to the middle, including the one-third of voters who are independent?
Personally, I think he’d better go hard after independents because he can’t win without them and he has lost them in droves. Of course, they might return on their own, depending on who the Republicans nominate. Which is why tonight’s so-called “debate” is so ridiculous. It’s too soon for Obama to commit to one strategy or the other. And in any case he’ll do it without consulting the network pundits.
Right now we are in a lull between Republican “debates,” which is probably the only reason MSNBC decided to have this utterly irrelevant Democratic “debate.”