The inferno of internet discussion, disagreement and fact finding during almost two years of political campaigning is over.
Webmasters have noticed. Readership is down. And even the well known most vocal readers are, well, sleepy.
Maybe this is just an early winter malaise.
Most major newspapers are in such financial trouble that Chapter 11, outright sale and even going out of business is on the table.
Even NBC TV is in trouble. Maybe its time to rethink the value of being “in the tank” all the time during a political discussion.
The right is desheartened and beaten following the rather ugly John and Sarah campaign, the rather ugly Bush White House tenure and the really ugly economic downward spin. The left is well, left victorious and — what can be said?
There is still a group of far-left disenchanteds, who are calling for Obama to take more dramatic action, nominate far-left players to the cabinet, and take charge even more — but they are slowly petering out. Most of the key Cabinet slots are filled so Bill Ayers and John Kerry will have to return to their regular jobs after the holidays.
So, we are having something of a political ‘time out,” allowing Christopher Dodd and Barney Frank to grab the headlines and the YouTube glory.
Hopefully they will be pushed aside soon by real men of substance.