In his NYTimes op-ed Timothy Egan asserts that many in our country recognize that Obama is a liberal AND are still for him. He says: “Nearly 60 percent in the NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll viewed him as ‘very or somewhat liberal.’ And, with a shrug and thumbs up, they’re cheering for the new guy.”
Egan further states “Obama’s broad support points to an old American character trait – pragmatism. It can tilt conservative or liberal, as resilient as the times.”
Is it really possible that we are opting for pragmatism, i.e. “getting the job done” regardless vs. ideology? I want to believe this is true, but I fail to be this optimistic. I hope I am wrong. What do you bloggers think?