Buyer’s Remorse

I think I want my money back. The money I’ve sent to the Obama campaign & the DNC over the last few months, that is. First Obama sells out the 4th Amendment by supporting the wiretapping “compromise,” then yesterday he writes off my political generation by sneering at “the sixties” as if he were some kind of right-wing culture warrior, & today we get to hear about his “faith-based” initiatives. Seeing him run away from General Wesley Clark’s dead-on analysis of John McCain’s use of his status as a “war hero” turned my stomach. Next I expect him to come out for teaching creationism in public schools.

I wonder how many other of the small contributors to the Obama campaign are beginning to feel as I do. I wonder who the Obama campaign thought was sending in all those contributions during the primaries. I think a lot of them were people like me, with politics similar to mine. I wonder if the contributions will keep coming. Mine won’t. I will vote for Obama in the fall, but I will do so without enthusiasm, conviction, or hope.