Sunday, July 13, 2008

"He Had Such An Opportunity, But All This ‘Audacity Of Hope’ Stuff, It’s Blah, Blah, Blah."

So says Martha Shade, a former Barack Obama supporter who lives in Portland, Oregon in (another) NYT's story about Senator Obama's trip to the political center.

From where we're sitting, it is at best "unclear" whether Obama's sprint away from a whole host of positions he took during the Democratic Primary will hurt him in the general election. 

We believe that it is far more likely that a hatred of Bush/desire to win will keep most of the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party in line over the next 4 months.

But if Senator Obama does win the White House (and we know that the Democrats will pick-up substantial majorities in both chambers of Congress) it will be very interesting to see exactly what President Obama and the Democrats do without George W. Bush and the Republicans to kick around anymore.

Governing is far different than campaigning. 

The Democrats have yet to show us that they know the difference. 

Even though they already control - totally - one branch of government. And have for 20 months.