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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-26-09 03:36 PM
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166. I don't think Obama has to move to get to the center. And I don't think it has to do only with
Edited on Tue May-26-09 03:42 PM by No Elephants
re-election, although that is part of it.

Obama knew how to say things during the primary to make himself seem like the candidate of the left. However, if you look at his voting record, whether in the Senate or in Illinois, you don't see votes that are out of the mainstream. And I don't expect him to be any bolder in his seond term, when his own re-election will not be an issue, than he is now.

It's about getting and keeping the Party in power, and the two parties get more alike by the day. We almost have a one party system; and it breaks my heart.
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