Glenn Greenwald continues his attacks on Barack Obama for Obama’s support of FISA reforms. Needless to say, other people are upset as well. Of course, if Obama’s stark and amazing reversal on FISA does not prove that he is just an ordinary politician–as opposed to being the vehicle of Hope and Change he portrayed himself as being–then I don’t know what to think. But for now, at least, it seems clear that Obama’s campaign has enraged its base. If centrists and center-right voters are reminded that contrary to the contentions of the Obama campaign, the presumptive Democratic nominee is nowhere near the center or the center-right in terms of votes and rhetoric, then we might see the Obama campaign isolated not only from its base, but from the very people it is seeking to reach out to in the general election campaign.

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