They are only three decisions, all of which could be characterized as acts lacking courage. But Obama’s recent decision to scrap a missile defense system located in Poland or the Czech Republic and now his decision to tell N.Y. Governor Paterson to not run for re-election and to publicly back Sen. Bennett in Colorado who is facing a primary challenger are three acts that I think took courage. The first because it plays into the meme about Dems being weak on defense and the second because he’s getting overtly political on the type of Democrat he wants. He is already backing Arlen Specter but you can argue that was designed to say thanks for switching parties.
He may say he doesn’t like partisan politics, but he plays it.