I don’t know what Barack Obama is doing now except making clear that he’s not a movement leader or a left-wing ideologue, but a crafty politician trying to appeal to the shmoes as well as the faithful who’ve been with him since ’07. He’s basically a liberal-minded centrist. He doesn’t seem to believe he knows everything or is absolutely right all the time. He seems to respect the idea of looking at things anew once in a while, to see how things may have changed or shifted around. That said, he’d better not overdo this move-to-the-center thing or he’ll piss off the lefties and then the press will start beating him up.