Nevertheless, this state of affairs underlines once again the ideological poverty underlying all of contemporary politics.
I think people are tired of the unedifying spectacle of slick operators knifing each other for a turn at the levers of power. People want to see a government that stands for something other than sophistry.
As much as I would hate to see a return to overt statism and the power of the Brothers, at least a Marxist government would have a direction -- even if it was straight over the nearest cliff. Or, even better, a Libertarian government which dismantled the government and let people live without fear of those who are suppose to serve them.
This rudderless centrist rearranging of the Titanic's deckchairs makes only one group of people happy: the trough-snuffling oligarchs and their coterie of running dogs.
If I may borrow a phrase!