In the coming years (I blanch as I write it), when you want to remember what Barack Obama is all about, just remember the following event that reportedly took place at his candidacy announcement this week in Illinois:
As people entered the square outside the old state capitol in Springfield, security confiscated any home-made signs [...]. But inside the entrance to the plaza, someone, most likely the campaign, distributed ersatz homemade signs with slogans like "Barack the Vote!" and "Vote 4 Obama" all painted with the same multi-colored palette.
Free speech? Sure--free to say what Obama's campaign wants you to say!
This part of the same article is telling as well:
Two middled-age men with Obama t-shirts spent several minutes telling a Chinese news crew that Obama was a "uniter not a divider." The reporter kept pushing the two men to name specific examples of this quality, but they just kept repeating the point.
I wonder--though only rhetorically--if even a fraction of Obama "supporters" could tell you anything of substance about his voting record.