Remember the blog I wrote on December 7? It was titled, “Boehner’s Followers Finally Following”.? Well, scratch it. I was wrong. And so was John Boehner..
My analysis wasn’t off – the context has changed. What this means is that if this fiscal deal doesn’t get done just before or soon after the first of the year – which I still think it will – the Republican Party will take another hit, and a bad one at that. What was off was my obviously mistaken assumption that Boehner could count – that he knew in advance of his negotiations with the White House who he could rely on to follow his lead.
Well, guess what. He didn’t. He miscalculated. And so therefore did I. Silly me. Given my own arguments – as in Followership and The End of Leadership – I should’ve known better.