Of course after this little poignant piece of analysis, I believe Dan Rather is toast. Burnt toast as a matter of fact.
What he actually said....
RATHER: Part of the undertow in the coming election is going to be, uh, President Obama's leadership, and the Republicans will make a case -- and a lot of independents will buy this argument -- "Listen, he just hasn't been (mutters). Look at the health care bill, his number one priority. It took him forever to get it through, and he had to compromise it to death," and a version of, "Listen, he's a nice person, he's very articulate," this is what's going to be used against him, "but he couldn't sell watermelons to --"
Note how quickly Chris Matthews cuts him off and glazes over the FUBAR.
Too bad the pedestal that Dan Rather currently occupies is about the size of a child's milking stool. Or else it might have been entertaining to watch as the race hyenas feasted on his moldering white bones for slandering the messiah.