From Laurie Higgins at Illinois Family Action:
I have two quick comments on Obama’s embarrassingly insubstantial debate performance, both relating to Jim Lehrer’s question about ending partisan gridlock in Washington:
1.) Obama oddly responded to a question about ending gridlock by pointing out the importance of sometimes saying “no.” To illustrate his revolutionary gridlock-ending idea, he gave examples of his saying “no” to Republicans and then said Romney’s problem is that he doesn’t say “no” to members of his own party.
Just to make perfectly clear: Obama asserts that ending gridlock will involve Democrats saying “no” to Republicans and Republicans saying “no” to Republicans. The post-partisan president is right. That will definitely end gridlock.