Now that Obama has decided to be a guest on FOX, Big Tent Democrat brings up one of my chief concerns about an Obama presidency. He says:
I also understand why Obama is dissing the Netroots now. They will never criticize him anyway. Why should he pander to them then?
I'm hoping that if Obama does become president, the Left hammers him relentlessly to do the right thing but I'm guessing they won't because they are in love, because hammering relentlessly is hard and expensive work and because the Right will smash him so completely every day he is in office that the Left will feel like they have to defend their guy even as he capitulates over and over again in a vain attempt to enact any progressive policy he may actually be interested in. That's all pessimistic guesswork of course so here's some more: If Clinton wins the presidency, I have a feeling the Left will be happy to hold her feet to their fires even as the Right tries to smash her every day. I'm thinking that's another good reason to want her to win. An angry Left is much more valuable to me than one that thinks they've got their savior in the White House.