Commentary is easy. Governing is hard.
And it gets harder when the people who do commentary act like ordinary citizens who need their representatives to govern, not just as a source of content.
Because people who do commentary have a louder voice and the ability to hold people feet to the fire.
But regardless of how much work the commentariat (a real word) works to establish itself as doing the will of the people my yelling and screaming at those elected to do the will of the people, it’s the elected officials that must make the hard choices and deal with the consequences of being wrong.
Commentary relies on the public having extremely short-term memories.
Governing relies on decisions made now that do not bring much of a determent to the future. At least not a long-lasting one.
Agree? Disagree? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can discuss.