Patrick Henry, 1775. Jon, I sort of agree with you. No matter how sequestration works out, an Obama-vetoed outcome will last no more than two years--1/3 of the Senate will be up for re-election. The loss of the alternative minimum tax and return to pre-Bush rates for all tax payers will be a lot more effective a campaign force than any talk from either side. This would probably do more long term good for the nation than any political force. It would certainly set the agenda for 2014.