Dana Milbank’s column today is headlined “The irrelevancy of the Obama presidency.” But, really, the most telling detail came in the last third of the piece:
Presidential addresses to Congress are often dramatic moments. This one felt like a sideshow. Usually, the press gallery is standing-room-only; this time, only 26 of 90 seats were claimed by the deadline. Usually, some members arrive in the chamber hours early to score a center-aisle seat; 90 minutes before Thursday’s speech, only one Democrat was so situated.
Message: I don’t care.