As I listened to the same tone-deaf talking points from the congressional Democrats at the White House health care summit last week, I was reminded of the classic excuse politicians use about their comments being taken out of context. In this case, and many others, the Democrats are suffering from the exact opposite problem--their arguments and actions are not taking in the context of the times. Indeed, over the past 14 months they have continually been trying to jam a square political peg into a round historical hole. The result has been a disastrous fit with the public mood and a deepening credibility gap.You can read the full column here.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Latest Gerstein Forbes Column
In his weekly political column for Forbes.com out today, Gotham President Dan Gerstein offers a big-picture post-mortem on last Thursday's White House health care summit. His take:
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