With the Sept. 8th web-speech by the President to students and his speech on healthcare also forthcoming, it seems Obama is doubling down on what political capital he has left betting on what is now a dark horse. And other Democrats are also rallying around Obama and betting with him. I am reminded of a statement from American history - "Either we hang together or we shall surely hang separately."
The difference between then and now is stark. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were putting their wealth and their lives on the line to wrest the colonies from the oppressive yoke of distant English rule. Obama and his supporters are trying to force upon the citizens of the United States the same oppressive micromanagement the colonies rebelled against.
May the Democrats stay true to their lemming instincts and rush over the political cliff.