To compound it as well, these are very conservative Democrats being linked to Sen. Obama. If the Democrats and Sen. Obama want to, they can use the appeal of these new Representatives to make the case that the Democratic Party is indeed the big tent that can include all kinds of viewpoints. These kinds of pragmatic conservatives (Democrat and Republican) are also the same ones that Sen. Obama has been courting with reform legislation popular with all of those people fed up with the Republican Washington establishment.<br><br>Andrew Sullivan would say that Obama is just showing how new politics is beating the old. I would just say that Sen. Obama is engaging with voters where Republicans are engaging with lobbyists. The amazing part is that Sen. Obama has been able to work the bully pulpit on the campaign, before winning anything but most of the primary.<br><br>-- Cee Bee Double-U
-- Cee Bee Double-U