Frankly, the most important part of this affair is that it's another reminder of why the troupe of old men playing pajama dress up, known as the "Tea Party", are so perpetually angry.
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The wingnuts don't consistently merge health care reform with Obama's name just because it's catchy.
At the town hall I attended, which attracted over 2,000 people, the pro-Obama forces clearly outnumbered the right-wingers, but you couldn't tell from the TV news reports or the newspaper stories.
The truth is, the John Birch Society has been framing one side of this country's political debate for years.
Both groups are convinced they possess a uniquely superior grasp of reality. Facts and evidence are muffled by their messianic quest to inform society of its delusions and inadequacies.
Maybe John McCain is a lot savvier at picking a debate moderator than he is at picking a running mate.
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