Hat tip to Jim Lusby
Any comparison between Obama and Romney shouldn’t be pushed too far. They are men of different generations, different formative experiences, different cultural tastes, and — no matter their shared instinct for pragmatism — different ideas of what the country needs.
But at the moment they do have a common bond. They both will run this year — and one of them will govern after 2012 — in a political system that demands balancing their own coolness and instinct for compromise against the hot and unyielding temper of the times.
Friday, April 13, 2012
John F. Harris makes the case that we could be in for a contest between cool-rocking pragmatists in era of angry extremism: