One could dream that the the pathway to winning would change to invite leadership on the nation's business. But the reports from the summer meeting of the National Governors' Association tell us otherwise.
There, some Democratic governors were quoted as lamenting that the Justice Department has sued Arizona for its soon to be enforced new immigrant law. It would be naive not to believe that the first order of business of any pol is to win with the least provocation of the voters. If there is an ounce of courage in this notion, I have haven't seen it in more than four decades of witnessing politics in the trenches. With the internet so pervasive and immediate, it's only gotten worse.
So be it. The only remaining truth in all of this is the enduring cliche that the people get the government that they deserve. And if wobbly Democrats still lose, tee-hee.