Instapundit comments on a link to an article:
EVEN TO HIS SUPPORTERS: Weeks Before the Election, Obama Remains an Enigma.
I think that is very true. I don’t see a lot of Obama supporters who know much about his voting record or can address any of the questions raised about his radical and corrupt associations.
I’ve come to the conclusion they simply do not care one way or the other. Obama could be a drug lord or a stuffed duck and they would still support him.
I think that politics on the Left has become a social process, i.e., a means of group identification and self-validation. Leftists care less about the triumph of ideas and far more about the triumph of a group of people with which they ego-identify. They need their ego-identity candidate to win so that they can feel good about themselves. The character and policies of the actual candidate does not matter.
Obama serves merely as a symbol of a group aspirational identity. Only the symbol matters, not the actual individual human being. Because of this, leftists do not care if Obama the man has been through a vigorous vetting and testing that will expose any weaknesses before those weaknesses do damage to the leftist cause or the nation as a whole.
I predict an Obama presidency will be a repeat of the first two years of the Clinton presidency. Clinton too rode into office on a wave of uncritical press support, only to see his credibility implode when his corruption and farther-left-than-advertised agenda became clear. If Obama wins office many who supported him will be shocked to find out that he advocates policies from the leftmost 10% of the American spectrum. His radical friends and appointments, as well as his amateurism will become an ongoing source of embarrassment.
The leftist “brand” in America will suffer greatly and leftists will (just as they did with Clinton) wonder how they let such a mistake into office. They will not learn that uncritical, emotion-driven fantasies do not help people make wise political choices.