Gotta bottom out first…

Chris and I are sitting in our living room, watching The West Wing.  For years we’ve lamented the fact that this fictional presidency far surpasses the one we’ve actually been living with (I know we’re not alone on this).  So what would it take for this country to elect a liberal intellectual?

I’m convinced that the only reason why Obama has a good shot at winning on Tuesday is because we’re staring at rock bottom.  I think it’s sad that we as a nation must face a true crisis before we’d even consider electing this stellar individual.

But the cynic in me can’t help but think “hey — whatever it takes.”

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