Clinton supporters aren't the only Democrats who aren't thrilled with the presumptive nominee. At a gathering today of Spiritual Progressives, a priest, a rabbi, a Muslim, and an evangelical Christian lamented Barack Obama's move toward the center.
Politicians are mere vehicles for the change we do -- or do not -- force them to embrace. If Obama's moves force people to learn that truism, then I think that's a positive silver lining to his shifts.
Although the netroots objections to Obama's FISA position have provided fodder for the national media over the past few days and weeks, his shifting on other issues has also caused some to raise eyebrows and voices.
The DNC's 'Terry McAuliffe mind-set' ruined the campaigns of Gore, Kerry and Sen. Clinton and now the legions of McAuliffites who have surrounded Obama are doing their best to undermine the possibility of his presidency.
I'm not crazy about the shifts Obama has made -- I only hope they're tactical and not sincere. It all comes down this: it's democracy, which means the voice of everyone, not just the folks you agree with.