Also, I don't think there is any way he can pull this off right now. Doesn't mean he isn't getting the ball rolling.
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
Cable news often distills events down to a few sentences and then slips into analysis from a stable of talking heads who are mostly just experts in being talking heads. It's a skewed view of the world. A well-rounded education and a good breadth of experience is far more useful than targeted sound-bytes when it comes to understanding and engaging with the world. If you don't have a good BS detector, cable news can poison your ability to reason.