Friday, November 21, 2008
Reality sets in...
I have said this over and over in conversations with all kinds of people (particularly my liberal friends)...
Obama is not, and has never been, a far left liberal.
He's a left-leaning centrist. Just like Bill Clinton was.
Just like I am.
It truly baffles me that the left couldn't see this all along.
Kucinich was the hardline liberal candidate.
Edwards was the hardline progressive candidate.
Nader was the radical (and in need of a reality check) candidate.
Obama was always the centrist.
I hate to say this, but you were blind if you didn't see that.
That whole "most liberal senator" meme was a republican construct aimed at derailing his campaign among conservatives and independents.
Ironically, it was liberals and progressives who bought into it.
I supported Obama because I believe that no president can effectively run this country from either the left or the right.
Like it or not, we have all kinds of people with all kinds of ideologies as citizens.
There has to be common ground found in order to get anything done.
Obama is our best shot to get the kinds of policies in place that will satisfy the left-leaning among us without being stonewalled by the right.
Let the man work. He knows what he's doing folks.