Americans will line up around the block for a sugar-coated Satan sandwich. It's all a matter of marketing.

For President Obama and his campaign team in Chicago, selling such a sandwich is likely an enviable endeavor over selling the debt-ceiling legislation despised by the left that emerged from Congress.

While the White House has done its best to defend the compromise, the bill Obama is signing is seen as despicable by much of his base, and polls show voters are disgusted with Washington after a monthlong national slap fight they saw as more appropriate for Jerry Springer than the world's last remaining superpower.