Gene Healy on "Sober and Sane" Instead of "Hope and Change"

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Get ready for a "passionless presidential race," Robert Reich warned recently on salon.com. Liberals will support President Obama "without enthusiasm," conservatives will pull the lever for Romney only grudgingly, leaving the country "with two presidential candidates who don't inspire—at the very time in American history when Americans crave inspiration." One doesn't usually look to Bill Clinton's former labor secretary when in need of cheering up. But this time, he's done the trick. A "passionless presidential race"? Good! It's dangerous when people get too inspired by presidential candidates, writes Gene Healy. We're picking a constitutional officer here, not anointing a prophet.

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