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Why Obama Is Not A True Liberal

Eric Alterman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Books
Eric Alterman

Is Barack Obama a Liberal? Well, maybe once upon a time, but today, no way. Just take a look at the history (and don't feel bad if you're surprised and disappointed. Your author sure was and he should have known better).

Newsflash: More Than 60% See President-Elect Obama As "Liberal"

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

The liberal boogeyman card could not be played, no matter how hard they tried. Perceived fear of liberals is far outweighed by the disgust of the actual damage conservatives have wrought.

Sam Stein

McCain Ad Goes Back To The Well: Obama A Liberal Liar | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain is out with a post-debate ad that, perhaps in a sign of how the affair went, doesn't even mention last night's affair. Titled "Folks," t...

Why Chase The Center When You Can Rendezvous with It?

Darin Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darin Murphy

The movement that Obama created launched his campaign to a higher altitude than the conventional path. Now he needs to stay on message, keep making sense and let the center catch up with him.

McCain v. Obama: Whose Brand Stretches Right? (And Get Ready for Inconsistencies from Both Candidates)

Malcolm Friedberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Malcolm Friedberg

McCain's challenge lies in maintaining the politically middle-of-the-road voters, while appealing to social conservatives. Obama's lies in moving to the middle without giving up his liberal base.

How Barack Obama Can Frame His "Liberal" Label

Stephen Ducat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Ducat

Obama needs to hew to what has been a largely successful strategy of branding himself as the candidate who transcends labels and shrink-wrapped ideologies.