The latest Obama outreach to the right is to endorse and promise to expand the Bush practice of funneling federal money to churches. Even the leftie blogs are getting a little nervous.
Has it occurred to the very smart people who engineered the successful Obama primary campaign that, the more you triangulate (FISA, Fair Trade, campaign finance, guns, faith-based initiatives, whatever) the easier it is to develop a simple and devastating story line on a candidate who broke from the pack by promising to change the way Washington does business? At best: He's just another politician. At worst: You can't believe anything he says.
UPDATE: kos, one of Obama's loudest supporters, has been perturbed enough by recent developments to withhold a contribution to Obama.
Not that I ever bought it, but Obama is now clearly not looking much different than every other Democratic politician who has ever turned his or her back on the base in order to prove centrist bona fides. That's not an indictment, just an observation.
Now I know there's a contingent around here that thinks Obama can do no wrong, and he must never be criticized, and if you do, well fuck you!