Centrism pretend to worship at the altar of the great American middle, but in fact they stick closely to a very particular view of events regardless of what the public says it wants. Thats why it is so obviously preferable to be part of the movement that doesnt compromise easily than to depend on the one that has developed a cult of the almighty center. Even a conservative as ham-handed as former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay seems to understand this. As he recounted in his 2007 memoirs, Republicans under his leadership learned to start every policy initiative from as far to the political right as we could. The effect was to move the center farther to the right, drawing the triangulating Clinton along with it. President-elect Obama can learn something from Mr. DeLays confession: Centrism is a chumps game. Democrats have massive majorities these days not because they waffle hither and yon but because their historic principles have been vindicated by events. This is their moment. Let the other side do the triangulating. >>Read More Donkey Drops » Blog Archive » Obama Should Act Like He Won Obama Should Act Like He Won - WSJ.com This is a great article on why being a centrists sucks. I used to defend Obama saying, "he's not a liberal, he's a centrists like Clinton", but now I hope he isn't too much of a centrist. Clinton signed NAFTA and deregulated the media. He shouldn't have done those things. He should have ruled from the center left, not the center. And I hope Obama doesn't give in too much. He should remember that we/he won.