David Brooks announced yesterday that people are going to get tired of our nation's political leaders, and something new will happen:
Before too long, some new sort of leader is going to arise, especially if we fail to reform Social Security this year. He's going to rail against a country that cannot control its appetites. He's going to rail against Republicans who promise to be virtuous - but not just yet. He's going to slam Democrats who loudly jeer at Republican deficits but whose own entitlement proposals would make the situation twice as bad. He's going to crusade against the interest groups who are so ferocious on behalf of their members that they sacrifice the future.That's right, folks. Before too long a "new" leader will arise, and will channel all of Ronald Reagan's sound bites from 1980.