Obama is running for president of Ohio, to be sure. But not just Ohio. Also, not just Democrats - he already won that part. People who advocate that Obama run farther Left at this point instead of sticking to his proven winning strategy should let the obvious proven professionals determine the way forward. No disrespect intended.
Of course I will vote for the Democratic Nominee.
I agree with this 123%! Clinton supporters have been very good about not calling Obama names like 'Another Bush', but they have been intellectually honest about pointing out the nearly 100% similarities they have in common. They were called names - and they have the absolute right to hold responsible every less than discerning person who picked Obama despite his obvious unfitness and absolute ruthlessness - for that name calling. Some people accuse Clinton supporters of undermining Obama even now, but is that true? If Obama isn't ready or able to win the GE, it isn't the fault of Clinton supporters! It may actually be proof that he wasn't ready - and that those who control the Party (in cahoots with the media and certain political websites) made the very blunder they were warned about.
BTW, the 'media' are not the only ones accusing Obama of flip-flopping. The netroots is doing their duty (their words) to make sure the candidate doesn't wiggle away from positions he now claims never to have taken.
If there is a conspiracy here, or if there are false accusations, then I suggest the problems are more broadly based.
I agree. As good Democrats, we should campaign on the issues that matter most to us in the deepest part of our being. The concept of the absoulute "right to choose" is one of the foundations of this Party from its beginnings. If there are fewer abortions, no matter whether that results from reductions in the available services from doctors or because of increased support for pregnant mothers' health care, jobs and job flexibility, day-care and universal health care, then the Democratic Party loses perhaps its most fundamentally important core principles.
The most important metric of the success or failure of the next Democratic President will be how much he or she can increase the number of abortions - and the quality of that success will be shown in the fraction of abortions chosen for non-medical reasons. The cherry on this banana split will be the shift from early to late term extractions.
I didn't know you owned this place. Do I need to earn some seniority before I can post? Should I email drafts so you can approve them? Is there like a Condo board I have interview with? I didn't see an application form, and as far as I can tell from what I read when I signed up - I haven't violated any rules.
He should stop campaigning to Filibuster FISA and volunteer at an Abortion Clinic. Then he should go over to the House of Representatives and beat the crap out of Pelosi until she agrees to impeachment hearings.