Mr. Nordlinger put it well in the Corner last night:
7. This insistence on the centrality of politics is distressing — and not very democratic. You know, everything hinges on this election, everything hinges on politics: our future, our children, our destiny, our health, our every breath. Nonsense. It’s not supposed to be like that in a liberal democracy. We are governed by a constitution — by laws, not men. And mature people know that most of the important things in life are private, not public.

He's clearly right, and it ain't just Democrats. The problem is actually very democratic.


Christopher said...

Sublime reasoning. This grandstanding is embarrassing. Tonight will, however, be historic.