Too Liberal For the WSJ
Barack Obama must have done something right. The Wall Street Journal is approaching hysteria. Obama, we are told, "has by far the most liberal program of any Democratic nominee since George McGovern in 1972." It describes Obama's proposals as being "from the Great Society." That news will be reassuring to Democrats who considered him too centrist.
Democrats who think Obama may be too willing to compromise should be equally reassured by the WSJ's perspective.
Mr. Obama's concessions are nearly all rhetorical, a nod that Ronald Reagan had some good ideas or that the free market does some things well. But his policy instincts and political program always seem to turn left.
Too quick to negotiate with enemies, too slow to make war. A liberal advocate of big government and income redistribution. Is this the kind of change we want?, the WSJ skeptically asks. If that's what Barack Obama will give us, I skeptically answer, the answer is an unequivocal yes.
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