Ramesh Ponnuru looks at “The Curse of the Senate:”
One of the reasons sitting senators don’t become president is that they get used to talking in an insider shorthand that is incomprehensible to most people. McCain exhibited that trait a few times last night. Obama doesn’t seem to have contracted Senate-itis, perhaps because he has hardly been there.
I agree–and that was a question I brought up during yesterday’s post-debate podcast over at PJM Political, which if you haven’t heard it