Obama in his move to the center is increasingly alienating social Liberals/fiscal Conservatives like myself. He is either pandering to social conservatives or he actually believesthis stuff or both. The latest move that demonstrates his social conservatism are his remarks regarding the death penalty to CNN.
U.S. Senator Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said in an interview with CNN that he would pursue the death penalty against Osama bin Laden if the al-Qaeda leader is captured.“If he was captured alive, then we would make a decision to bring the full weight of not only U.S. justice but world justice down on him,” Obama said in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. “I’ve said this before, I am not a cheerleader for the death penalty. I believe it has to be reserved for only the most heinous crimes, but I certainly think plotting and engineering the death of 3,000 Americans justifies such an approach.”
My positive feelings for him diminish daily as it does all around the netroots. His appeal was a change from the status quo. In the full light of day, he is looking all to similar to every other politician.