The other day I was meeting with a book club, and a woman asked me, "How do you write oh-sh** moments? You know what I mean. When a character suddenly realizes everything is about to hit the fan. I responded that, "It helps if you've lived through thousands of them." I know, because I have.
When pundits make hyperventilating claims about Obama's alleged campaign appeasement, it is vital to note that Obama has played this game before. Those who are calling for an all-out assault against McCain have short memories.