A New Covenant With The State of Minnesota? The Gospel According to Robert, Part III.
The president seems to be in denial over the fact that his new covenant (or compact) proposal was declared dead on arrival at the state legislature the day after he first made the proposal.
He also sets the stage for a Fall conversation with, among others Jonathan Cole, a former Columbia University provost, who will say what the president wants to hear. Other voices would be more appropriate. I am always amused by monologues being referred to as conversations.
Finally his lame duck status is pointed out. This makes it rather difficult for him to effectively negotiate any sort of covenant with the legislature or the new governor.
Fourteen months and counting...