The Drawn-Out Crisis: It’s the Obama Way

Peggy Noonan, Wall St. Jrnl
The president's inviting Mitt Romney for lunch is a small thing but a brilliant move. It makes Mr. Obama look big, gracious. It implies the weakened, battered former GOP nominee is the leader of the Republican Party"”and if the other party has to have a leader, the weakened, battered one is the one you want.Mr. Romney is not the leader of the party; he left no footprints in the sand. There is no such thing as Romneyism, no movement of which he's the standard-bearer. Nor is he a Washington figure with followers. Party leaders already view him as a kind of accident,…

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