Democrats and President Bush abandon the Republican Radicals - Can Triangulation be a good thing?
Democrats want to show this country they can lead and Chris Matthews just hit the nail right on the head. There ARE issues on which Democrats may agree with the president while members of his own party will remain staunchly opposed to action. Democrats should go for it. On Immigration, on Healthcare, on Education and on Energy.
Democrats have nothing to lose by trying to find common ground while keeping firm to their core values. The president has no ability to really LEAD on these issues. But he can help the process and sign the bills into law.
If Democrats want their base to be happy, they will stand firm and help bring an end to the war in Iraq while they work with the president on the issues he raised tonight and cannot possibly achieve on his own …but neither can they achieve them without him.