I have a lot of respect for Dr. Krauthammer but he needs a little more fire in the belly.
Obama should be thinking ahead as well -- using '08 to cure his problem of inexperience. Run for the Democratic nomination and lose. He only has to do reasonably well in the primaries to become such a compelling national figure as to be invited onto the ticket as vice presidential nominee. If John Edwards, the runner-up in '04 did well enough to be made running mate, a moderately successful Obama would be the natural choice for '08.
Then, if the Democrats win, he will have all the foreign policy credentials he needs for life. Even if the ticket loses, assuming he acquits himself reasonably well, he immediately becomes the presumptive front-runner in the next presidential cycle. And if by some miracle he hits the lottery and wins in '08, well, then it is win-win-win.
He's a young man with a future. But the future recedes. He needs to run now. And lose. And win by losing.
Dr. Charles is a a typical RINO School “Always surrender before you fight” Republican.
In that way, defeat is always assured, and then Dr. Charles can smirk and say: “I told you so.”
Leading RINOs Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, McCain and Graham always bow low whenever Dr. Charles comes within earshot.
BTW, what would General George Patton say and then do?
Dr K was, IIRC, on the campaign staff of Walter “I want higher taxes” Mondull.
Appears he never evolved from his big govt liberalism/socialism