“I first endorsed Obama because of the nature of the movement supporting him, not his particular stands on issues.” Good Lord. If this is why progressives are backing politicians now, I weep for the movement. Me, I'll continue to cast my votes based on the candidates' stands on the issues. Silly of me, I know, but what can I say? I buy into the quaint notion that the people representing me in Congress and in the Oval Office should act in my interests. You'll just have to forgive my skepticism that the pressure of young voters and progressives will put Obama on a progressive path. This hasn't happened before with the Democratic Party in general, and it's not happening now with Obama.
Jul 7 2008 - 3:18pm