Obama’s election was a total cultural breakthrough for the united states. But that says nothing about the man himself. Who is he? Why was goldman sachs his biggest campaign donor? Why have so many of his policies been a seamless continuation of bush’s, or even worse? How did a democratic president wind up putting wall street’s bad bets on the back of the US taxpayer?
Some people aren’t waiting for an answer, they’re moving on to known quantities, people who have demonstrated years of service to the public good. They’re mounting a campaign to run real progressives against obama in the primaries. Maybe they have it right.