She may well be right, but that's not a good thing. In fact, it exposes a central fallacy of Mr. Obama's approach: He should not be trying to appeal to independents. He ought to be working at changing their minds so that they become Democrats.
Monday, April 11, 2011
What Mr. Obama should be doing
This morning on NPR, Cokie Roberts, dependable voice of Conventional Wisdom, said that for President Obama, "it's all about the independents;" according to her, that was the reason that the President dug in his heels over the social-issue riders that the most radical Rebuplicans wanted to stick on the budget deal.