On the Other Hand

Though as I said below, I do think Obama's getting short shrift in the blogosphere on key foreign policy issues, the fact does remain that he's wrong on the merits in his Social Security-related attacks on Hillary Clinton. There's no particular reason she (or anyone else) should be offering specific proposals at the moment to close Social Security's hypothetic future fiscal gap. It would make some sense for candidate to talk more explicitly about their views of the current budget deficit (which isn't especially large) or maybe to describe their outlook on budget deficits in general (which is a controversial subject among left-of-center economists) but we didn't need George W. Bush's trumped up Social Security "crisis" and we don't need one from Barack Obama either.