Chen and Family Coming to America

It looks as if the diplomatic dance is proceeding for Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng and his wife and two children to come to the US, where Chen will study at NYU.

You have to wonder how happy the GOP is for the Chen family.  My guess — not so much.

The successful negotiation for Chen’s safety won’t win President Obama votes come November, but if this crisis had dragged on, it would have dragged the President down with it, with the GOP invoking Jimmy Carter.  He needed to get it off the table, and it appears that he has.