“Compromise” is not the same as “arriving at the best solution.” Compromise is doing everything halfway and doing nothing; in contrast, arriving at the best solution requires a meaningful dialogue with the opposition that seeks to solve the desires of both sides instead of seeking to appease both sides with cosmetic concessions.

Guess which of the two methods most politiains seek to use now? Yes, even you, McCain. Woe to you if you pick a pro-legal-murder running mate.