ADVICE TO OBAMA FROM ANN ALTHOUSE, who voted for him:
Don’t lie! I mean, I know you’ve been having an unimaginably powerful experience with millions of people buying the things you say, but don’t get cocky. We do still have our lie detectors, and we can reactivate them if we get in the mood to. Don’t push us. Keep the magic alive.
To perform at such a level requires more self-knowledge and self-discipline than most politicians possess.