Asked what he believes is different about his politics than those of other candidates, he said, "I think whats worked for me has been the capacity to stay true to a set of progressive values but to be eclectic in terms of the tools to achieve those progressive values. To not be orthodox. To be willing to get good ideas from all quarters."
If I were uncharitable (though its not yet the season for that), Id say that everything is instrumentally subordinated to "progressive values."
The WaTis Donald Lambro finds people who think that left is the way for Obama to go, though Donna Brazile thinks this:
"Barack has something that is awfully missing today in American politics: the gift of charisma. Most people find him not just attractive, but politically viable. He has cross-over appeal and the ability to attract moderates and independents."
Can he outflank HRC on the left to do well in the primaries and then credibly move back to the center? Will a Republican nominee let him get away with that?