If going beyond cutting-edge means political suicide, he's dead-on (no puns intended).
“We missed the mark in the past, which is why we are in the crapper now,” he said.
Who could resist a charm offensive like that?
Note to Chairman Steele: Save us all a lot of time and trouble, willya Tom? Spare us the bullshit and just reach up and flush the damn thing and get it over with.