All the people who are screaming bloody murder about what Obama said about the Supreme Court ruling on capitol punishment in the case of child rape, or any other issue they accuse him of "flip-flopping on, need to understand one thing. The primaries are over. This is a very serious general election process, and Barack Obama is doing exactly what needs to do get elected. Do you really think Obama is for capitol punishment? No!
Think about this: what do you think the right wing smear machine would do with child rape issue? Don't you think they would then say "Barack Obama is FOR child rape." You know they would say that. Or they would say about the FISA law, "Obama is against protecting us from terrorists by not listening to them." Or what if he came out for gun control? No, no, no, NO! These aren't the things that you talk about in a general election. He isn't talking about these things, and he is brilliantly navigating through this election process. This not about being as tried and true about policy as he was in the primaries, and if you think it is, you are completely missing the point, and do not understand the way an election works.
Obama will deal with policy after he gets elected, but he can't blow it in the meantime, so don't get in his way by going off on a tirade against him. If you have paid any attention at all to any general election process, you would know that both sides tack to the middle in the general. On the other hand, if progressives demand that Obama supports everything they like, then that is kind of childish. He is dealing with this election in an adult fashion. Everyone that is so upset with on this or that policy that they don't support him any more because of these things frankly need to grow up or shut up and go home until the election, because they're just going to cause problems. Don't rock the boat! He's winning!
For further explaination, go to http://airamerica.com/lionel/blog/2008/jun/27/obama-america-stuck-middle-you