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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Obama Takes A Risk With Politics As Usual

Bob Herbert at the New York Times sums up the feeling of many about Obama's "move to the right:"

He seems to believe that his shifts and twists and clever panders — as opposed
to bold, principled leadership on important matters — will entice large numbers
of independent and conservative voters to climb off the fence and run into his
yard. Maybe. But that’s a very dangerous game for a man who first turned
voters on by presenting himself as someone who was different, who wouldn’t
engage in the terminal emptiness of politics as usual.

Of course, Obama claims that he's been consistent all along in his positions. Maybe it's the rest of us that were dreaming when we thought we heard something new and different.


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