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  •  But he was saying similar things (0+ / 0-)

    before he even ran, so it's not just being president. I just listened to him give a speech about Social Security from 2005 in which he supported means testing and emphasized that EVERYTHING must be on the table. He's been a centrist for most if not all of his political career, the only question being whether it's out of genuine belief in pragmatic centrism or because it's just easy and safe (or so it seems).

    Ultimately, I think he's a politician, saying and doing what he thinks he needs to say and do to stay in power, within doing actual good taking a back seat.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 05:26:35 PM PDT

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