Yet, one would have to be like the men in the Geiko commercial, the ones living under the rock, to have missed what was going in Washington the last few weeks (longer, I know, but like I said, I'm not very politically active, so I came to the debate a bit late.)
And now that the dust has settled, I have seen the best quote ever:
"But being the biggest loser in Washington these days is a bit like being the shortest hobbit."
(To put it in persepctive, here's the tail end of the news article, from the Michael Scherer, writing for the Times) :
"...leaders of both parties were able to shore up their bases, even as they repulsed the country. Which is a pretty neat summary of national politics these days. Appeal to the base, alienate your opponents, and hope the political center is so turned off it doesn't even bother coming to the polls.
Of course, President Obama is trying to change this dynamic, because he needs independents and infrequent voters to turn out for him again in the 2012 election. And it is for this reason that Obama may have been the biggest loser of this debate. But being the biggest loser in Washington these days is a bit like being the shortest hobbit."
And now, back to writing....