Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Slouching to the left - Brand Obama's first dilema

You can't be all things to all people. Obama got his primary boost from the left wing of the party filled with liberal, tech savy folks. They are relatively small in number compared to the rest of the US voting population.

Now as Obama moves to the center he needs to appease a large number of people who care about different issues that their liberal brethern. But he is going to have to deal with the wrath of the liberals on certain issues.

Here is the first from WSJ:

'The group sprang up last week, amid criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union, and others on the left that Sen. Obama was sliding to the center after originally opposing immunity for the telecommunications companies.

Membership in the online group grew tenfold over the weekend and boasted more than 9,000 members by Tuesday. The group's sudden popularity suggests the vocalness of the grass-roots Internet community and raises questions about how Sen. Obama will handle dissenting voices from within the online movement he has harnessed to great success.

"It would be a public-relations nightmare for him to shut us down," said Mike Stark, the group's moderator. "It's totally in keeping with his vision. I think he's proud of what we're doing." '

Will Obama shut the group down? Let's see

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