Thankfully, in the last few weeks, he's come to see the light (hopefully):
If you come out with even something moderately progressive AND actually fight for it, it is not only good policy it is good politics. IF ONLY WE ANGRY LEFTWING BLOGGERS HAD THOUGHT OF THIS BEFORE?!!!!
It's so bloody frustrating to bark at the moon for years before somebody takes what we've been saying seriously, let alone realizing it's good for this country and his career.
It would be nice if, just once, we wouldn't have to go through the whole "hippie bashing" phase before smart policy gets implemented.