Now I simply must post my full-lurker comment. It comes from mid-campaign last year, but still applies!!!!
Obama is a Political Lurker...always in the picture, but never out front, never leading the charge. Even his "famous" speech resulted in not a single attempt by BO to end the war once he got into the Senate. But then, he was so busy on day one running for his next promotion he forgot that little issue, didn't he?
I remember reading about him running into committee members on their way to a press conference about something they had just accomplished. He said, "What's up" and they told him and he said, "Can I come along"? They said sure - they wanted people on the podium for pictures and then he had the audacity (whoops!) to take the mic and speak as if he had been personally involved in the accomplishment. Staffers were pissed as hell at what he did.
He lurked in CT in 2006 (never really coming out and supporting Ned Lamont). He lurks on pro-choice (using weasel words and voting present). He lurks on race (demanding a dialog and now saying we should all move on - pun intended!). Condemning the Gas Tax Holiday proposal when he supported other such proposals three times.
Where in the world does he really stand on things? I don't know. And I'm not willing to take a chance.
If we elect a lurker then Repugs will rule the day anyway because he lurks right as much as he lurks left.
NOT what we must have for this country if we are expected to move forward.
Plus, he has destroyed any improvements we have made in race relations since 1960.
He should be ashamed of himself.