James Carville grinds at least two axes these days, his Clinton affiliation and his professional rivalry, but is he right about the dum-dum Dem convention, failing to score, and is it a sign (not the first) of David Axelrod being in over his head once he goes national and general, as opposed to Chicago and primary elections?
This is not Second City for nothing, after all. Its newspapers limp, its Celebrated Citizens are not articulate — Obama excepted, we have Joe Biden’s word on it — its politics are so far from either the liberal or the conservative ideal — liberal because it’s corrupt, conservative because it’s corrupt and liberal — as to make us nowhere from which a president should come.
Bill Clinton said O. has the instincts of a Chicago thug. And O’s campaign is stuck on Dem-primary generalization and, when specific, on gross tax-and-spend and enemy-coddling philosophy. Campaign is stuck and going nowhere. David Axelroad is in over his head?