Just came across this Jim Lindgren post at The Volokoh Conspiracy on Obama.Â The conclusion is rather fascinating and thought provoking:
People should not confuse Obama’s personality with his political orientation: by personality, Obama is the most reasonable, thoughtful, moderate person on either national ticket. He is definitely NOT an ideologue. Yet by political orientation, Obama is the most liberal or progressive candidate to be a party nominee for president in at least a half century – probably ever. That explains why he is in essence a radical incrementalist.