But as recent weeks have made clear, Barack Obama is the most split-personality politician in the country today. On the one hand, there is Dr. Barack, the high-minded, Niebuhr-quoting speechifier who spent this past winter thrilling the Scarlett Johansson set and feeling the fierce urgency of now. But then on the other side, there’s Fast Eddie Obama, the promise-breaking, tough-minded Chicago pol who’d throw you under the truck for votes.
It just goes to show you that Obama is nothing more than a politician. When he sees an opportunity, though it conflicts with past statements, he'll take it. He wants to win and sacrificing a little principle isn't going to stop him.
I'm not under the impression that McCain is no different, and this is evidenced by the gas-tax holiday and changing his stance on oil drilling. Yet this move by Obama really shreds his followers belief that he'll bring real "change" to Washington.
With a majority Democrat Congress will Obama pursue to include the interests of the minority Republicans? I doubt it. He is not a part of a movement, and if you thought he was, then you have been deceived.
Obama wants to win, simple as that.
Where I found this article:
The McCain Report