Actually is was Nixon, however the point is the same. There is a historic opportunity to address entitlement reform and our budget deficit. Just like the right would have never trusted a Dove to open relations with China, the left would never trust a Conservative to deal with this, the issue of our generation.
Clinton ushered in Welfare reform. Obama could truly deal with the budget and glide to reelection.
Our Liberal brethren are wrong. The Government just spends 140% of what it collects and if we increase taxes, we will just spend 140% of the new amount. We need to reform entitlements, we need to cut spending, we need to be called to the cause by our leader.
His opening tepid salvo is, in all honesty, expected and politically normal. Bush got wacked for being too forward on Social Security. But there is going to come an opportunity for meaningful "change". I "hope" he makes history.