Obama appears rattled and says (again) the gloves are coming off and he’s going on the attack. But isn’t this the “politics of old” he promised us he’s above? Where’s the change? He’s using what he knows — old style Chicago attack politics.
Team O now admits the “hope and change” has been thrown under the bus, and the “new politics” has been replaced by traditional old-school attacks. Trivia question: what promise did Obama make during the primary he’s kept? Public financing? Nope. “New politics”. Out the window. Get us out of Iraq? Not immediately. Filibuster against FISA? Negative.
Obama started this campaign on a promise of New Politics. He betrayed that by breaking his pledge on public financing, and almost immediately afterwards began weeping about the racist Republicans and the John McCain campaign. The farther Obama walks away from his New Politics pledge, the weaker he becomes. Because without that, voters have no reason at all to vote for a man with no experience at all.
Obama’s policies are straight from Jimmy Carter — and we all know how well that worked out. Since he’s abandoned his “new politics” pledge, along with the pledge to support public financing and more, what’s left of Obama is just old-school politics coupled with a lack of experience and judgment.