Both liberals and conservatives complain that Obama isnít being true to his campaign promises, but New York Times columnist David Brooks argues pretty convincingly that Obama campaigned as a center left pragmatic reformer and thatís pretty much what he is. Not that he is carrying out every campaign promise, but anyone who was paying attention got what they voted for. He is not an ideologue; he is clearly willing to compromise to get things done. And he believes that though government should act to solve problems, he doesnít like to interfere with market dynamics unless theyíre not working.
Obama as a Centrist. Really