One of the great unanalyzed lessons of politics is that it is always easier to do nothing, as opposed to something. The voters tend to have stronger attitudes about something, especially when something brings about real change. And most especially when that change impacts a heretofore sacrosanct entitlement such as Medicare. On the other side is nothing. Nothing means kicking the proverbial can down the road until the next election. Pundits might complain about nothing, and it certainly polls poorly. But they don't get up in arms about it. After all, there is nothing to get excited about. Such is the advantage enjoyed by an administration that has barely given lip service to the obvious need for entitlement reform over the last four years.