I don’t think the first part of the quotation has been mentioned in these parts. It was: “Nobody thinks that Bush and McCain have a real answer to the challenges we face.” That’s why — according to Obama — “what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me.” I propose we take a second or two to feel disgusted by the sheer arrogance of that first sentence. Nobody thinks . . . Well, no; lots of people think Bush and McCain have some “real” answers to some challenges, and lots of people think Barack Obama’s answers to the same challenges are mistaken. There are millions of such people, in fact. And I’ll bet most of them wouldn’t have the chutzpah to pretend that there aren’t millions of other people who disagree with them. That’s sort of the way it goes in politics, you know? But I guess there are certain advantages to being the Blessed One Who Doth End All Strife. Among them, the right to use bullying and intellectually dishonest rhetoric. Ah, unity.