Note: Frank Rich writes from within the narrow aperture of the drama set up by our two-party system. We know we need to transform this system, and hopefully, radically decentralize.
Here’s a piece which points to just that as another harbinger from this election.
Even so, Rich writes in his usual brilliant, lacerating prose, and includes this warning:
“That a presidential hopeful so cavalierly mendacious could get so close to the White House, winning some 48 percent of the popular vote, is no small accomplishment. The American weakness that Romney both apotheosized and exploited in achieving this feat—our post-fact syndrome where anyone on the public stage can make up anything and usually get away with it—won’t disappear with him. A slicker liar could have won, and still might.”
Thanks to Corbin for the pointer.