Here is a NY Times article about how Barack Obama acted like a typical politican when it came to the issue of nuclear power.
This is not to show that Barack Obama is a horrible person because he was listening to his big money contributors in the nuclear power industry. It’s just more to say that he is just like any other politician. There seems to be some kind of myth out there that Obama is just above the fray and is not like any other politician. Somehow Hillary Clinton is some calculating politician and Barack Obama is so above that. His supporters and the media have deified him into a pure, untouchable figure. But this article shows that he is no different than any other politican in juggling various special interests and making political calculations in making decisions. When you are a politician, you make political decision. Let’s not fool ourselves into thinking that Obama makes all his decisions solely on altruistic values.
Washington DC is a rough and tumble place. Obama’s rhetoric is nice. But rhetoric and fuzzy words won’t create change on its own. We need someone who will fight for change. When the chips are down and the attacks are coming from all sides, I believe Hillary has what it takes to take the hits and punch back. In these uncertain times, we need a fighter and Clinton will fight where Obama would rather vote “present” and play both sides of the field.