Yes We Can–Cringe

Last night on MSNBC, Chris Matthews provided an indispensable peek into the chasm at the center of the Barack Obama candidacy. More than that, the following exchange between Matthews and his guest shows that most Obama voters are happy to live in that chasm. It was put-up-or-shut-up time for Obama supporter State Senator Kirk Watson (D-TX):

MATTHEWS: Well, name some of [Obama’s] legislative accomplishments.

If a state senator supports Barack Obama despite knowing nothing of the candidate’s legislative credentials, what hope is there that the majority of Democratic voters can be convinced to care about more than “the fierce urgency of now”? This interaction demonstrates the monumental waste of time and effort in trying to convince America that Obama lacks substance.

The full clip is must-squirm viewing.