There was no apparent epiphany for Sen. Bill Nelson on his recent road trip to Damascus, even if he did discern a “crack in the door” for better relations with Syria. But his diplomatic freelancing did achieve his goal.
His resume now includes another “fact-finding” sortie to the Middle East and a — however confusing and ineffectual – high-profile, one-on-one with Syrian President Bashar Assad. That still matters if you still entertain hopes of a place on the undercard of the 2008 Hillary/Obama Democratic smack-down. He still does.