As I have been saying, annoyingly to some, for at least three years, candidate Barack Obama seems to have perfected the art of triangulation which, ironically, was so successfully introduced and extensively practiced by the spouse of his current rival, Hillary Clinton.
Who says irony's dead?
Anyway, Obama's penchant for being "present" on crucial votes is one thing that causes me pause in selecting him as my nominee.
Well, that, and his evident contempt for the accomplishments of people in my age cohort--it's not a generation, per se; too few years, only about 15, 1945-'60-- on many of whose shoulders (and bodies) he is standing to heap his dismissive rhetoric.
Excessive? Well pardon me! Fuck him!