The Ronald Reagan Corollary

Doug Bell sort of dissents from those who long for Michael Ignatieff to be a policy wonk.

I’m not so sure that Ig’s policy prescriptions, whether delivered to big foots or scrubbers, are really the answer. When a pol speaks it’s not the policy that remains as the affective residue, it’s the underlying point of view…

Voters want to know what their representatives think. Not so much because they want to agree or disagree but because only in that way can they sense whether he or she is their guy.