I stopped reading Paul Krugman after...

...reading this sentence in his latest piece:

Fervent supporters of Barack Obama like to say that putting him in the White House would transform America. With all due respect to the candidate, that gets it backward. Mr. Obama is an impressive speaker who has run a brilliant campaign — but if he wins in November, it will be because our country has already been transformed.

Incredibly effing lazy. I realize the whole "set up an extreme argument, put in the mouth of some vague, nameless group, and then knock that argument down" is a standard tactic among columnists. But it's still weak. Who are these "fervent supporters"? People in chat-rooms? WTF? Come on man, quit with the strawmanship and get serious.