Sean King

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Saturday, August 9, 2008

More of the Same The Orlando Sentinel reports that in a dramatic reversal of policy, Obama on Saturday told supporters on Florida's Space Coast he no longer favors cuts to NASA's budget. "We cannot cede our leadership in space."
Curiously, Obama's previous position remained on his website until Saturday.

Obama's problem is that he won the primaries by offering himself up as a "new kind of politician". Indeed, the fact that he stood for "change" was really his sole qualification to be President. But his shameless "move to the center" since cinching the nomination has demonstrated to all but the most "faithful" that he's just as calculating and cynical as any other candidate.

And, if he no longer offers us a new kind of politics, what does he offer?

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