Now the New York Times, not a bastion of conservatism, is saying much the same thing.
- Senator Obama broke his promise on public financing and he is now on a "high-roller hunt".
- He changed his position on wiretapping and now supports a bill that "allows more warrantless eavesdropping than ever."
- He wants to expand Bush's faith based initiatives "a policy that violates the separation of church and state and turns a government function into a charitable donation."
- He endorsed the Supreme Court's decision overturning the District of Columbia's gun-control law.
- He criticized the Court's barring the death penalty for crimes that do not involve murder.
The editorial goes on to say:
"We are not shocked when a candidate moves to the center for the general election. But Mr. Obama's shifts are striking because he was the candidate who proposed to change the face of politics, the man of passionate convictions who did not play old political games. â€¦ This country needs change it can believe in."
Meanwhile, Paul Krugman, who has never liked Obama, is arguing that Senator Obama is a (gasp) "centrist", masquerading as a "transformational figurer" who is now "engaging in the same 'triangulation and poll-driven politics' he denounced during the primary".
Krugman article HERE