Manchin's plea for financial stability is a desperate attempt to rejuvenate an idea that failed. Congress couldn't do their job, and they relinquished authority to the Super Committee. The Super Committee has failed and the answer is to revert to the Simpson/Bowles Commission? Manchin is courting the idea of a future run for the Presidency, and his Conservative Democratic ideals are becoming more transparent at every photo op. His subtle rebuke of President Obama shows his constituents the fence straddling maneuvers he has utilized throughout his political career. There is such a thing a compromise, but there is also keeping one's dignity with your pants on.
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