Am I the only noticing that Obama seems to have no spine whatsoever? Every time I read the news, they're sending up trial balloons to test public reaction in order to try to find a way to market the message. On one day, they run a story saying "Obama's considering killing the public option." A day or two later, they say, "Obama intends to pressure Congress for public option." Then he's definitely killing the public option. But then he says that was never his intent.
This tells me one of two things is going on -- either he's playing both sides of the fence trying to come out on top no matter what happens, or he's trying to sow so much confusion that nobody knows whether to protest or not.
Say what you want about Bush, but at least he knew what he wanted, had his own internal compass, and led from his gut.