Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Make Me

Digby cites a point today that Tom Hartmann has been routinely making on his daily radio show:

There's a famous story about FDR meeting with a group of reformers trying to persuade him to support one of their goals. After they finished speaking, FDR said to them, "You've convinced me. I want to do it. Now make me do it."

We need to remember that -- that the next president will do the right thing only if there are incentives (in the form of massive political pressure) for him or her to do so.
This is important to remember no matter who the nominee's are, no matter who wins. The partisanship boiling in the Democratic party is largely wasted energy as I really think that most voters would be ok with either Obama or Clinton. The key isn't going to be which one. The real question is going to be how we're going to make them do what we want?

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