Every Sunday CUIP's president Jacqueline Salit and strategist and philosopher Fred Newman watch the political talk shows and discuss them. Here are excerpts from their dialogue on Sunday, February 15, 2009 after watching "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer", "Hard with Chris Matthews"."Meet the Press" and "a Charlie Rose Interview".
Newman: Well, let me bring Abe Lincoln in here.
Newman: The world will little note, nor long remember, that vote.
Salit: Well put.
Newman: What will be remembered is whether the package turns out to be at all successful. Everyone agrees that it's not going to happen overnight. It could be a year or two before we see any results.