Can you feel the enthusiasm? I ask you.
Easy peasy prediction on two things that won’t come out of this: A cabinet appointment for McCain, who’ll have a lot more influence in the Senate as a broker between Obama and the GOP than as The One’s de facto withdrawal czar at Defense, and an immigration bill, notwithstanding Grahamnesty’s high hopes. Maverick would doubtless be all for the latter, but what incentive does Obama have to push divisive legislation that would tempt Blue Dogs to defect when he has so much else to worry about? The path to reelection runs through stabilizing the economy and disarming Iranian nukes and the Taliban. Everything else is gravy. If he can do all three, even Zombie Reagan wouldn’t beat him in 2012.