Think of this as Volume 16, Number 46 of A-Clue.com, the online newsletter I've written since 1997. Enjoy.
The election of 2012 validated what I call the Obama Thesis of Consensus.
It's a politics built on the idea of compromise, on the need to come together and muddle through, despite our sharp divisions.
There is tremendous power in that.
But there are also limits, because none of the previous presidencies that changed America, as this President has changed America, ended well.