Or maybe if Obama’s so bad off in 2012 that a 75-year-old man who’s never run and won a political campaign, and who would be looking for support amidst the splinters of his blasted party, can beat him, then some fiercer competition might turn up…

…and that’s about as much turbulence as this particular trial balloon can stand, in my estimation. As for the particular balloonist and his health care ideas, I think I may be ready to think about them seriously very soon, maybe even as soon as Prez Powell’s Inaugural.