Sun Nov 2nd, 2008 at 07:45:05 PM EST
Since we're practically on the Eve of the US elections, here is a post on something many pointed out about the Democrat candidate, Barrack Obama:
knowledge about his position, ideology, philosophy, is at best fuzzy.
People seem to connect to the person - his personal history, his self-assured calm, even professoral tenure, his brains. Some call him a socialist, pointing at his record in the US Senate - the most leftwing voting history. Others point at his speeches, where he preaches hope, change, even pragmatism, not crossing (like John McCain) - but raising above strict party lines. The first reply he practically never voted against his party - his first genuine anti-establishment action would be in opposing Hillary Clinton for the presidential primary.
So where does Obama stand ?
All this, to share with you this website, that you might actually know already:
On The Issues...
At first sight, it looks well documented and non partisan.
After browsing a little on a few issues, I'd say his interviews and speeches make him come off as much more "centre" (or pragmatic) than his voting record, or the way he's rated by different social action groups (ie, full 100% leftwing).
Is there a gap between what Barrack Obama does, and what he thinks (or what he says he thinks) ? Where would Obama be situated on the political spectre ?...