Andrew Sullivan, blogger and columnist for the Daily Beast, on what President Obama must do tonight in his speech to the nation:
“What [Obama] needs to do is not just offer proposals that would be suicidal for the GOP to oppose, but to give us a narrative of where we’ve come and where we are going. He has one – and put the right way, it’s compelling.
This, after all, is a president who has ended the war in Iraq, killed Osama bin Laden, passed universal health insurance, rescued Detroit, stabilized an economy in free-fall, dispatched Qaddafi, deftly presided over a democratic transformation in the Middle East, and guided the political system toward a far more honest assessment of our fiscal crisis. He has quite a story to tell. He just needs the audacity to tell it.”