Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama put himself on the opposite side of his party's leadership in the Senate yesterday by reversing course to support a compromise intelligence surveillance bill. His vote was the most dramatic in a series of moves toward the middle that have focused new attention on where he stands and where he would take the country.Barack Obama
Austan Goolsbee, one of Obama's top economic advisers, points to the big middle-class tax cut Obama has proposed as one example of a policy that is distinctive in defining Obama's thinking. He also said that, thematically, developing policy "from the perspective of people who use it rather than the perspective of the policy makers" sets Obama apart from Democrats who have preceded him.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
"Obama's Ideology Proving Difficult to Pinpoint"
WaPo (page one):