There is every reason to be deeply skeptical of President Obama’s prospects in November.
Republicans feel an understandable anxiety about Mr. Obama’s coming campaign: It will be all slice and dice, divide and conquer, break the country into little pieces and pick up as many as you can . . .
But it still matters that the president doesn’t have a coherent agenda, or a political philosophy that is really clear to people. To the extent he has a philosophy, it tends to pop up furtively in stray comments and then go away. This is to a unique degree a presidency of inference, its overall meaning never vividly declared. In some eras, that may be a plus. In this one?
The thing is, you could easily substitute “Romney” for “Obama” in the above paragraphs and make an equally uncompelling case.
This is truly the Peg calling the kettle, er, beige.
You’ll excuse the color commentary, yes?