The key phrase in President Obama’s acceptance speech was this:
I won’t pretend the path I’m offering is quick or easy. I never have. You didn’t elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear.
You elected me to tell you the truth.
And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades.
This claim displays the sad obliviousness of a well-intended, but apparently befuddled man making a very hollow promise. Getting the policy mixture right would lead to a return to...