Democratic Leadership In Denial Just Saw Congress people Lee and Miller on MSNBC's The Final Word with Lawrence O'Donnell. Sad. The spin would not stop. Lawrence got very frustrated. I'm with Lawrence and Representative Michael Capuano on this one: I think the entire leadership team should be stepping aside, he said yesterday. We just had a major defeat, a historic defeat, and some of the things we were doing didnt work. When the Red Sox have a particularly bad season, the first thing you do is change the management. - Another face of Capuano - The Boston Globe Mike's a tough bastard and he takes no prisoners and he's willing to listen and compromise. Sounds like a contradiction, but he is a realist and a damn good pol. I was actually on his bad side on an issue years ago. He's tough. He's smart. He's a leader. He is rare in the leadership the Dems have now. He's willing to look at the landscape without the rose colored glasses others seem to be holding on to. btw, I don't care much for the columnist Brian McGrory. He seems to have a bug up his ass when Mike is around.