Forget the MSNBC commercial at the beginning, here is President Obama speaking with the House Republicans for 1 very full hour. This is must see TV. The discussion is pointed, frank but polite – none of the Fox News Fair-and-Balanced stridency nor MSNBC name calling. The number of good ideas that get exchanged here is relatively high despite strong policy differences. The problem is this may be only a onetime phenomenon – though one would like to see it done on a regular basis.
This is public political dialogue long overdue.