Dick Meyers at CBS News has a href=”http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/12/20/opinion/meyer/main2286816.shtml”an interesting piece/a on voters’ projections of the Democratic Candidates (Hat tip: a href=”http://theanchoressonline.com/2008/01/04/hillary-obama-and-the-natl-psyche-repost/”Anchoress/a ). He says of Obama:br /br /blockquoteSen. Obama is a Rorschach test. I see hope! I see brains! I see a whole new kind of politician! I see an amazing life story! I see an orator! I see a natural! I see a hero!br /br /Well, real people aren’t Rorschach tests. They aren’t blank slates. And by January 2008, Senator Blank Slate, D-Ill., will be a messy chalkboard. He may well be a fabulous chalkboard with cool stuff all over it. But more likely, he’ll be pretty much like an American politician, though perhaps one who is a great guy, with a big brain and a powerful voice./blockquotebr /br /When I listen to people talk about Obama, I hear nothing but vague ideals mentioned such as “change, new ideas, something different than the mainstream, fresh voices,” yada yada yada. But one thing I don’t hear a lot about are his views on policy. What is his stand on Israel? How is he going to fund Universal Health care for everyone without cutting back on the quality of care and/or sacrificing research development? If he a href=”http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post_group/ObamaHQ/CWrm”cuts out taxes/a for 7 million seniors, how does this square with his belief that “everyone should pay their fair share,” or does this only apply to corporations? How do you negotiate with terrorists? I have a lot more questions that I hope will be answered prior to the election, because we need more in a President than a breath of fresh air.
Is Senator Obama a Rorschach Test?