“We don’t know who Obama really is,” or words to that effect, has been a standard theme of people opposed to Obama’s election and governance. What I called the “Door No. 2” effect in the very first post I did on this blog, back on October 12, 2008.
Now avowed supporters of Obama are coming to the same realization. With a scant legislative record, an avoidance of hard decisions while climbing to the top, and a personal narrative shaped entirely by his own pen, Obama was and remains an enigma to opponents and supporters alike.
We’re finally going to get to know the real President Obama.
Once the final outlines of health-care legislation become clear, we’ll know what really matters to him. Where he draws the line. How he wields the levers of power. Whose ox he gores when there’s goring that has to be done.
We’ll know who’s really in charge.
What’s amazing is that more than six months into a presidency that Obama vowed would be the most transparent in history, we still know so little about some basic things like how he makes up his mind and who influences him the most.
Shouldn’t we have known who the real Obama was before we elected him? We’re still one big nation waiting to see what is behind Door No. 2.