Say what you will about David Frum’s New Majority (possible motto: “Same bad ideas, but with less hate!”), he certainly seems to understand something about Obama that the rest of the Republican party has not figured out:
Let me add here a personal editorial comment. A large part of the secret of President Obama’s political success is his self-presentation as calm, judicious, and fair-minded – and his ability to depict his opponents as intemperate and extreme. You’d think by now that Obama’s opponents would have figured out this trick. You want to beat him? Great. Be more calm, more judicious, and more fair-minded. Don’t be provoked. Don’t throw wild allegations. Don’t boycott. Don’t lose your temper.
Instead, we get Anger Theater. It’s not smart. And it’s not working.
I wonder when the rest of them will figure it out?