Obama 4 years ago as quoted tonight by Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes: "The reason we've not met our challenges is a failure of leadership, the smallness of our politics, the ease with which we're distracted by the petty and the trivial, our chronic avoidance of tough decisions, our preference for scoring cheap political points instead of rolling up our sleeves and building a working consensus to take on big problems." Kroft added, "And those were eloquent words and true words. Unfortunately, they're still largely true today. Did you overpromise? Did you underestimate how difficult this was gonna be?" How funny is that? Of course Obama didn't get how his words from back then condemn his behaviors now. He just droned on about how he hadn't had time yet to fix the problems. It was an annoying interview all-and-all. But hearing that quote was a high point. There is one good thing about Obama getting all these casual interviews where he's hardly ever put on the spot and he can just go on blissfully talking about whatever he wants to - he's getting out of condition. Our candidates are being tempered in the fires of our primary debates. But Obama is getting soft. He won't get to ramble on and make up crap without being called on it in the debates. I so look forward to them, no matter who our nominee turns out to be.