I found this post very interesting. Democrats.com (aka Aggressive Progressive or written another way - Aggressive Liberals) blogger Bob Fertik gave an update regarding the #1 citizen sponsored question on Change.org regarding having Obama appoint a special prosecutor to investigate war crimes supposedly conducted by the Bush Administration. Now I don't agree that the Bush Administration should be investigated - I just think it is a liberal plot, but what is very interesting is how Obama responds to this question as Bob points out. You see, I don't believe people knew enough about candidate Obama.
People loved the marketing and the smoothness in debates. Voters found him inspirational and the movement caught on to the point where it was cool to be part of the campaign. He promised Change but what kind of change? Obama was a rock star candidate who really didn't need a rock star to help fill stadiums; he could do it on his own. His policies? People were a little more confused or tuned that part at.
Sure he promoted a middle class tax cut, but will you really see the one you voted for? My Uncle Gary told me he would get the tax cut funded by cutting back on troops in Iraq. Do you think that is happening? Where does he stand on marriage? Israel? Wiretapping? Do you really know what his policies are? Look, I worked for the McCain campaign, but candidate Barack Obama is someone I'd never vote for because I didn't know what I was voting for other than change. At least with Senator McCain I knew what I was getting.
Anyway the Citizen Powered candidate has a problem. You see he was many things to many different people and now has the capacity for a spectacular disappointment. When the mob gets in control and delivers an election for you and then you don't return the favor you have a problem. The mob will get disappointed. That's Option #1 on Bob's list and now it is getting national media attention.
I also read today, somewhere online, that Obama is now backing away from closing Guantanamo Bay. Wasn't that one of his promises to the liberal world within the first 100 days? I guess I'm not the only one who is waiting for the backlash that will occur, but that effectiveness will really be determined by what happens with the economy.
Who is President Obama? Besides being inspirational and a brilliant marketer, we will find out who he is. And unless the economy rebounds and he doesn't disappoint the citizens who powered his election, he'll have a hard time governing.