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Yep, it'd be a mistake to assume that Obama could govern on a different basis than that of the dynamics that brought him to power.

If he reaches the presidency by pandering to the middle with national security issues and waffling on Iraq, he won't benefit from a mobilization of the left to push for a progressive agenda which renders such a course very unlikely. I think most people know that, but they don't necessarily vote accordingly.

by Fete des fous on Thu Jun 28th, 2007 at 03:11:00 AM EST

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