This has to be the most Capra-esque moment in the Obama presidency so far. He has basically given up on negotiating a solution directly with opposition leaders, who basically walked out on the negotiations. So he is going right over their heads to the American people asking them to flood their representatives' e-mail inboxes asking for help in getting this ridiculous debt ceiling debacle resolved. And now the president just launched a Twitter campaign (#compromise). So techy!
If this latest strategy works, it could mark only the beginning of a new kind of people power here in America.