Supporters will read Obama's Baltimore performance as a takedown. But don't expect to hear about it beyond YouTube. Conservatives will still appear on the Sunday talk shows to declare that the world is flat.
Popular action is the very definition of democracy. It doesn't happen without us, and it isn't a human right upheld by some magic fairness-fairy. If the public option's not in the bill, it's because we haven't shown up to demand it.
You merely need to let Tancredo talk to defeat him in a debate. Why would you deride him for not serving his country because of depression, a debilitating illness that affects 8 to 12 percent of the population?