Dance, puppets, dance!

From last night’s Democratic debate (I know, there was a debate?):

This is insulting. Follow the Constitution and let reality be the message within that limited sphere.

Via Jeff Jarvis, who says:

The Presidency isn’t a PBS self-improvement show. It’s an executive job.

As some of Mr. Jarvis’ commenters stated, I’m afraid Sen. Obama’s statement is true for too many Americans. Rhetoric wouldn’t continue if it didn’t work, and it wouldn’t rely on the basest claims if those didn’t appeal. Thanks to people like Karl Rove, we have evidence.

The change we need is not to go from fear to hope, it’s from coddling to trust. Stop trying to have the government parent Americans.