Why indeed? Obama’s presser is on the front page of every paper in America; 70% of the public thinks Wright has hurt his campaign. What could have possessed Alex Witt in thinking it might be a proper topic for discussion?

Just a little working o’ the refs here to get them back on the team, adorned by a man known unaffectionately as “Waffles” with some perfunctory disparagement of politicians who change positions as expedience dictates. There’s really no need to hector them, senator. It’s MSNBC, for heaven’s sake. If you want them cheerleading for Obama, all you have to do is ask.