All of this probably because his handlers have told him that he must do these things to attract the undecided voters. Well, I say to hell with this strategy. Arianna Huffington says it better than I can:
The Obama brand has always been about inspiration, a new kind of politics, the audacity of hope, and "change we can believe in." I like that brand. More importantly, voters -- especially unlikely voters -- like that brand.
Pulling it off the shelf and replacing it with a political product geared to pleasing America's vacillating swing voters -- the ones who will be most susceptible to the fear-mongering avalanche that has already begun -- would be a fatal blunder.
Realpolitik is one thing. Realstupidpolitik is quite another.
I really cannot stand, loathe, break out in hives when I hear it or think it: the idea of a John McCain presidency. Oh Lord, please save us from such a fate. What got Obama to where he is now is being an inspiring politician who has made us believe that he's actually different than the rest of those pandering, cringing assholes in Washington. Lately he's beginning to sound just like them. What we don't need now is another politician who acts like all the rest of them. What we do need is one with a set of serviceable gonads on him.