Dan Riehl offers an interesting insight into the hullabaloo over the President’s address to schoolchildren and I highly recommend you read the whole thing. Noting that it is “a fascinating time to be both a close observer of politics and politically involved, he concludes with an observation that helps explain a number of recent phenomena:
People are watching in ways they might not have been for years. I doubt very much if they are going to like what they see, no matter what the short-term results happen to be.
Could it be the President proposing vast increases in the size and scope of the federal government that accounts for their greater interest in politics–and their discontent with the state of things?
Anyway, Dan has written an interesting post and I encourage you to read it and ponder his ideas and use the comments section either here or there to address the question I pose in the title to this post.