Yes, here we go again. Dionne writes:
But Obama and his party are also in a hole because the president has chosen not to engage the nation in an extended dialogue about what holds all his achievements together, or why his attitude toward government makes more sense than the scattershot conservative attacks on everything Washington might do to improve the nation’s lot.
I thought the best way to prove this would be to show, not tell. And I have another question for Dionne: wouldn’t any such telling by Obama be an extended monologue with the nation, not a dialogue? I mean, isn’t a dialogue a back-and-forth between at least two people? How can the nation answer back?
Although I suppose it’s already sort of answered back through the mechanism of the falling polls.