What is your Tipping Point with Obama?
by ObamaGurl08, Tue Jul 08, 2008 at 08:29:55 AM EDT
So what is your tipping point? Over the last month we have seen our nominee shift from a "new kid of politics", to the same old pandering we know and loathe. Oh, don't get me wrong, I understand why he's doing it. I just think in the process Obama has lost the very thing that drew me to him and made his candidacy special.
The elect Obama movement of the last year and a half was based on having principles and sticking with them. Not proclaiming principles, and shifting to new ones to appeal to moderates. All of us who volunteered and worked for Obama have been preaching this very message. So it's been very disturbing to see his positions change, and I'm left wondering, what is my tipping point with Obama? How many positions can he "refine" before I say enough.
FISA was a slap in the face to his base, that has outraged many online and offline. His reversals on things from public financing to the Cuba embargo are disheartening. What are we to do? How many issue shifts is too many?
We all want and need a Democrat back in the Oval Office, let's demand that he bring the core principles of the party with him, and fight for them.
So what is your tipping point?