Starring America’s favorite newly minted right-leaning independent. Viscerally enjoyable, although Obama’s led in the polls on the economy for so long that I wonder if he and the Dems aren’t bulletproof to charges like this by now. In fact, this plays more like a congressional ad than a presidential one, with The One making a brief cameo in his accustomed role: “Notably silent,” out of harm’s way, careful not to commit to a position too strongly lest it complicate life for him down the road. Which may explain why he didn’t phone a single House Democrat yesterday to push them to vote for the bailout he allegedly supports.

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