That is the single biggest take away line from the Jon Stewart / President Obama appearance on comedy central:
“You ran on very high rhetoric, hope and change, and the Democrats this year seem to be running on, ‘Please baby, one more chance’,’’ Mr. Stewart said at one point. At another, he asked the president if he was now running on “Yes we can, with certain conditions.’’
Mr. Obama replied, “I think I would say, ‘Yes we can, but –“
Yes we can BUT!
With a slick sales pitch you can get people to go to a new restaurant, but if the food stinks, it doesn’t matter how you sell it they’re not coming back.
When even the NYT can’t spin this positive you know the game is up.