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Krauthammer’s Take

From Wednesday night’s Fox News All-Stars.

On President Obama’s victory lap before heading to Hawaii:

The news conference was not about information. It was about basking. He had an unbelievable December, and came back in a way that was quite stunning. … It’s true that in the eye of history no one is going to remember the START treaty, but the eye of history is not what governs now. It’s how he restored himself as a player in Washington. He’s relevant, he’s the number one actor.

On Obama’s professed ‘wrestling’ with the issue of gay marriage:

Everybody had said he’d alienated the base by accepting the Bush cuts for the upper-income folks. Three days later he won it back with “don’t ask, don’t tell.” He’s looking into the future and thinking that the pressure will be on him as the next step to endorse [gay] marriage. And I think what he’s doing is positioning himself [for] if and when he changes — as I think he will.  He set the premise today.

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