Despite their own ineligibility to vote, throngs of high school and even junior high school students are choosing to spend their free time as volunteers for political campaigns -- and not because their schools require it, or because they were coerced by their parents or are padding college applications. Rather, it appears these kids truly care.
Will Rogers never met a man he didn't like, but did that include cowboys? American Indians? Or commies? Seventy years after his death, scholars are still debating the humorist's political beliefs.
In the world of ideas, President Obama has come to symbolize the triumph of Good Enough. Obama, along with his PR flacks and Congressional allies, loves to paraphrase Voltaire: "Let not the perfect be the enemy of the good." Better to move forward incrementally than not at all.