“None of these reforms can happen unless we also lower the temperature in this town. We need to end the notion that the two parties must be locked in a perpetual campaign of mutual destruction; that politics is about clinging to rigid ideologies instead of building consensus around common sense ideas.”

It’s a long, effective, sometimes military-touting, speech. But ultimately, I think, it was largely relevant on what needs fixing in this country: getting Americans jobs, and now. Plus, as Charles Pierce at Esquire points out, “He’s not in the drum circle yet, but he’s in the crowd watching, and his foot is beginning to tap along.”

So, maybe since there’s absolute batshit insanity on offer for what will be the other option in a forced-down-our-throats-candidates-system this November, we should give Obama another stab at it because his focus seems to be on the right issues.