Anxiety is now pervasive. Trust in government rose when Obama took office. It has fallen back to historic lows. Fifty-nine percent of Americans now think the country is headed in the wrong direction." Although everyone knows this to be true, and has known it to be true for about six weeks, I think now the White also knows. And that fact is massive because everything they do from here on out will be with this in mind. Now we will find out how clever these guys are, and/or whether Obama can persuade or his voice is nothing more than background music. I am slo prepared to be surprised. I think they are in a tight political bind, and it will get tighter, the squeeze will now come from the right, now from the left, and then again. See George Will's call to get out of Afghanistan.