From the AP:The first step is admitting there is a problem. After two years in the spotlight, little is understood... Little is understood because the media never asked any tough questions. Odd that they are admitting it without recognizing it. Of course, in some circles it will be business as usual. Chris Matthews has a new outlook on journalism.Even after nearly two years in the spotlight, little is understood about the 47-year-old first-term senator's approach to leadership. His resume: community organizer, eight years as state legislator, and less than four as U.S. senator.You don't say? If only we had some kind of institutional apparatus that could tell us more about these enigmatic political candidates before the election.
As a lawmaker, he has displayed a knack for working with Republicans on a handful of favorite issues. But he has devoted most of his time in the Senate to running for president. Unlike the past seven presidents, he was never a governor or vice president. And unlike John F. Kennedy, the last senator to move directly to the presidency, Obama has not commanded troops in wartime.
Personally, he's a bit of an enigma, too.
The harmonic vibration in Chris Matthews' leg continues apace:What can you say other than he should quit his job and ask Obama for a cabinet position. What a total mockery of what journalism should be.CHRIS MATTHEWS: Yeah, well, you know what? I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work, and I think that —And:
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Is that your job? You just talked about being a journalist!
MATTHEWS: Yeah, it is my job. My job is to help this country.SCARBOROUGH: Your job is to make this presidency work?
MATTHEWS: To make this work successfully. This country needs a successful presidency.