We need a leader who can finally move beyond the divisive politics of Washington and bring Democrats, independents and Republicans together to get things done.
If this is what America needs - and I am not necessarily ceding that point - then isn't he making the case for Senator McCain rather than himself?
John McCain has been the most bipartisan politician of his generation, the very thing that makes a lot of people in his own party wary of his presidency. His legislative accomplishments - getting things done, as Senator Obama might call it - is full of bringing Democrats, independents, and Republicans together.
McCain - Feingold
McCain - Kennedy
McCain - Edwards
McCain - Liberman
In contrast, Senator Obama was named by National Journal as having the most consistently left-leaning voting record of any senator. That's not the mark of someone who brings people together from across the spectrum to get things done. And what is his list of bipartisan legislative accomplishments? There is no Obama - Lott, Obama-McConnell, or even McCain - Obama for that matter (McCain always has to be listed first as the sponsor of a bill, I think.)
This quote has me wondering, is Senator Obama going to vote for Senator McCain?