Two simple litmus tests for Obama
[Since I can't seem to get an answer on this, at least one that's on point, I'll elevate it. Welcome Bubbleheads.]
1. Social Security. With "crisis," Obama put Social Security privatization back in play.
It should be very easy for Obama to take it back out of play by saying he doesn't support Social Security privatization in any way, shape, or form. Right?
Really, really simple and cost-free statement to make, right?
2. FISA. Now that Dodd's no longer a candidate, I'd like to see Obama on the Senate Floor defending the Fourth Amendment, the Constitution, and not incidentally, not giving retroactive immunity to the huge telco corporations. That's an excellent test for showing that he understands, as Edwards does, the overweening nature of corporate power today
The bio says "Constitutional Scholar." So, is Obama an ivory tower kind of guy, or is he willing to step up and take the body?
OBAMA FAN BASE PROPHYLACTIC:
OK, OK, I'm a dirty hippie and a leftist and an Obama hater and I just don't get it and won't try and and it's my fault and I won't listen and Obama already said these things and he doesn't have to say them anyhow just for you and why should he have to and besides he's a really good speaker and an excellent professor and a good state legislator and actually passed a law at the federal level and did I mention he's a really good speaker?
Pretend I'm a moderate Republican, OK?
Those are my two tests. Sell me.