Obama To Play the Adult

by Jonah Goldberg

That’s what we keep hearing. He’s going to posture (the correct word) as the grown-up asking the Congress to do the responsible thing etc. It’s a familiar pose (another correct word). But it’s hard to reconcile with Obama’s reported refusal to talk about how we’ll pay for what he’s proposing. It’s an interesting definition of leadership. Tell voters poll-tested things they want to hear and stay quiet on what they don’t want to hear while lecturing your opponents about their refusal to make the tough decisions.