The heart of Obama’s platform for the Democratic nomination and the United States presidency is the theme of bringing change to the country along with bringing people together. He has been saying that he can bring Democrats, Republicans, and Independents together in order to get the necessary things done and accomplished.
In short, Obama explains that he wants to end partisan battles and go beyond red and blue. But, the main question that is posed: Can Obama get it done? So far, that message had appealed to almost 70% of all registered voters in the most recent poll by CBS News/New York Times. Most of those that took the vote felt that Obama had the better chance than Democratic co-frontrunner Senator Hillary Clinton and then-hopeful to now presumptive GOP nominee Senator John McCain.
But, the poll was launched late February. It is now nearing the end of March. Very much has changed at the same thing very much has remained the same. John McCain is the presumptive Republican Party nominee while Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are still fighting it out for the Democratic Party nomination. It is becoming a nasty battle between both Democratic frontrunners.
Still, the question posed: Can Obama accomplish what he said he will do? Last year, Obama was ranked as the most liberal in terms of voting record in the Senate.
Obama explained that a victory has to be eked. He then added that the government would have to be administered more competently and intelligently.
He and his campaign are gambling that the right-leaning dominated political environment has started to change. Several within the Democratic Party explain that due to various factors such as the Iraq war, the policies of President George W. Bush, and many other things have caused the political climate to switch polarity.
Obama explains: “What I’m certain about is that people are disenchanted with a highly ideological Republican Party that believes tax cuts are the answer to every problem, and lack of regulation and oversight is always going to generate economic growth, and unilateral intervention around the world is the best approach to foreign policy. So there’s no doubt the pendulum is swinging.”
But, what direction will the pendulum stop at? Still, it poses the question of Obama’s ability to do what he “promises.” While Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton’s chief strategist says she is trying to unify everybody as well, it looks as if it does not carry much effect for her than it does with Obama.
A few questions remain for Obama if he becomes the Democratic nominee let alone become US president: Will he be able to bring people together? Will he be able to transcend partisan politics?
Recent turn of events look to make things difficult for Obama.