Why Does Mr. Will Still Have a Forum?
Now Mr. Will weighs in on the debt ceiling/deficit negotiations and apparently his sole criteria for picking a solution is to not pick the one that is best for the country, but the one that is most likely to result in Mr. Obama losing re-election. His rationale for rejecting the “Big Deal” that Mr. Obama is pushing
One of those is to strike a splashy bargain involving big — but hypothetical and nonbinding — numbers. This would enable President Obama to run away from his record and run as a debt-reducing centrist
And then Mr. Will signs on to the plan Sen. McConnell developed, not on its merits but because that plan is most likely to result in Mr. Obama’s defeat.