Not that hungry for change
“Washington has misread the public. People want problem-solving, not political whiplash.”
Medved is right, as always. Americans are by and large conservatives at heart. Not so much right wingers per se, but mostly against “change”.
When Obama says that ‘piecemeal change doesn’t work’ he is not shooting himself in the foot. He is shooting himself in the head. Even when change is indeed needed, Americans prefer small incremental tweaks instead of sweeping reform. That is the main reason why the health care reform is such a mess.