This started out as a comment replying to Turkana’s essay, now nestled at the top of the rec list. It grew so large that I’ve converted it to an essay instead.
Here’s how it began, when addressed to Turk:
As an Obama partisan, though not a Kool-Aid drinker, I have to take issue with some of what you say. I will present my thoughts in a numbered list, to ease your refutation of them.
Instead, below the jump, I now address it to all of you.