H2O MAN wrote:
What issues do you have with Obama?
He lied about campaign reform. He pledged to accept public financing if his opponent would then backed away after record fund raising. He explained this away by saying that what he was really against was "big money" in private donations but the next two weeks he spend all his time courting Hillary's big donors after wrapping up the nomination.
He lied about FISA. He said he would support a filibuster against any plan for retroactive telecom immunity then voted for a bill for such immunity. I think he did this just to try to combat the perception of him as soft in general and to develop some security credentials.
He pandered on capital punishment. He clearly has deep reservations about it but when posed the politically charged question of whether he would accept the death penalty for Osama he pandered. And even if he's being honest then I have strong disagreement with him on the acceptability of capital punishment.
He pandered on NAFTA, and engaged in populist rhetoric when he made it part of his campaign while promising other nations that the rhetoric was empty.
He is particularly disingenuous by trying to portray himself as above pandering while being very good at it.
I have a lot of issues with Obama, but you may not understand that because I am thoughtful while you are vapid.