Ummm - I thought the old style of politics was when you just played gotcha will silly stuff like this...but apparently, according to you, the new style of politics is when you take one position and keep it throughout your entire life time.
IF Obama wins the primary, then he probably has "partisan Democrats" all lined up behind him, right? And your criticism will be silly! Or do primaries not count? Is the only thing that matters the opinion of elite bloggers with hidden agendas?
"But there's been more and more of a dissonance growing between Obama's campaign and among progressive partisan Democrats"
Ha!!!!!!!!!! In your dreams.
His poll numbers are creeping up in all states...evidence doesn't seem to support this notion.
Your quibbles with Obama ("He's built up a cult of personality!") demonstrate that you haven't learned anything from 2000 and 2004.
Sadly, personality is everything in elections. That's why John Edwards and Barack Obama are strong general election candidates (with weaknesses, yes, but still strong), while Hillary Clinton will have major problems connecting with people.
Charisma and personality are what drive voters to ignore negative messenging and accept positive messenging. They are the cornerstones of successful political campaigns.