Hot and Cool
This op-ed by David Brooks is spot-on: "The Confidence Surplus." So far, President-elect Obama has threaded the needle between impressively cool level-headedness and appropriately sober audacity. Swing for the fences - and consistently make contact. Throw Hail Marys - and have a high completion rate. Dial it up from long-distance - with an assassin's accuracy. (How many metaphors can I mix at once?) We live in interesting times.