Even if a majority of this post didn't say almost exactly the same thing that I said in a post a few months ago, this would still be one of the best posts I read all week. It goes into more about his foreign policy, which I'm not as versed in, but his analysis of Obama's political stance is the same as mine has been since last year - that Obama is a liberal, although by no means a left winger, and a pragmatic minded compromiser, as opposed to a unbending ideologue.
Here are some good examples of this from tha article:
Pragmatism may sound cheap and valueless, but compared to inaction in the face of urgent issues it's not so bad. Many of Obama's policy choices are compromises. Some are between him and the right, some are between him and the hawks in his administration, some are between him and our European allies, some are between him and the left and no doubt many are between him and his conscience or his own aspirations.
This makes idealists...