Obama is being presented with a fait accompli.
Been tracking this story today. It first appeared in a November 5 New York Times article by Jeff Zeleny and Peter Baker. Was then propagated by ABC, which is owned by youknowwho. Then it was blogged on HuffingtonPost, Raw Story et al.
Later on Charlie Rose, Jake Tapper, promoted today to ABC senior White House correspondent, re-emphasized that Rahm Emanuel was reportedly agonizing over the decision. Ha! Really?
All this reveals how uneasy AIPAC is about Obama and how much it wants to put its man in the White House to control Obama.
If Obama capitulates, it would represent no break from the past, no change, which would mock the Obama campaign watchword.
All together now: Brother, can you spare some change?