David Brooks sketches two unsatisfactory scenarios. In one, President Obama is re-elected but is hamstrung by a Republican-dominated House. In the other, Mitt Romney is elected and spends his term fighting with a Democratic-dominated Senate.
But of course, we the people aren’t constrained to pick from Mr. Brooks’s menu. If we were to re-elect President Obama and put Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress, we could actually, finally get the change we voted for four years ago.
Lafayette, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012