Obama's Turn To Seize The Headlines
Make no mistake; he’s in.
"I didn't expect to find myself in this position a year ago," Obama said in a video posting. "I've been struck by how hungry we all are for a different kind of politics. So I spent some time thinking about how I could best advance the cause of change and progress we so desperately need.
"The decisions that have been made in the past six years have put our country in a precarious place," he said.
In a video on his exploratory committee web site, Obama said, "On February 10th, at the end of these discussions, in my home state of Illinois, I'll share my plans with my friends, neighbors and fellow Americans."
This is the talk of a man who thinks his time is now, and who wants to make the announcement at home, instead of from Washington. But I am getting tired of this ongoing Liebermanesque "different kind of politics" canard. This country has been driven into a ditch, and is being led towards another war in Iran, yet what we get from Lieberman and perhaps now Obama is the salve of a bipartisan "let's just all get along" campfire sing-a-long. I can support that, as long as there is accountability and a true reading of the facts these last six years. Let's not sweep anything under the rug and move on, as if the last six years haven't happened.