It is no longer surprising that barely eight months into Obama's presidency Charles Pierce wondered aloud if, in fact, he wasn't a political coward. That certainly doesn't seem a matter of conjecture any more. With the able assistance of Rahm, he can't seem to make a right move. This was not the guy I voted for, the man with the Roosevelt mandate. He had the country in the palm of his hand and all he could offer was "bipartisanship." He's a real "centrist," all right, he doesn't know which direction he should go.