Well, I have to admit that all of you Obama supporters in the liberal blogosphere were right and I was wrong. How could I not see that he is the Progressive Messiah? Except, well, maybe not progressive even more awesome than I had guessed! I mean, I’m drinking the Kool-Aid, and it’s yummy super-delicious! And spiked with tequila. It’s been an awesome two weeks! I wonder what he’ll come up with next? (That’s OK–I’m not pregnant with an anencephalic fetus, not right now anyway, and I wasn’t really using my Verizon mobile phone or my fourth amendment rights.)
Just kidding. With all of the weeping and rending of clothing and gnashing of teeth over the past two weeks about Barack Obama’s tack to the center-right, I’d like to remind you all that Historiann called this more than two months ago! (And, quite frankly, he doesn’t have to run as far to the right as Clinton did in 1992. How hard is it to run against Mr. 23%, anyway?) Don’t be surprised that Obama took Richard Nixon’s advice (like every other presidential candidate!): run to the (left) in the primary, then run to the center-right for the general election. Consider this a public service announcement about the dangers of Kool-Aid. Remember, issues are more important than politicians, and as I said back in February, “one man’s political fortunes are not transformational.” Politicians are not causes–they are a means to better ends, not the ends in themselves.