From The New York Times:
Those of us who consider ourselves moderates — moderate-conservative, in my case — are forced to confront the reality that Barack Obama is not who we thought he was. His words are responsible; his character is inspiring. But his actions betray a transformational liberalism that should put every centrist on notice.
Anybody who thought that Barack Obama would govern from the center is, to put it mildly, a complete idiot.
Brooks’ call for a “Moderate Manifesto” is completely laughable – moderates don’t stand for anything, that’s why they’re in the middle! What a doofus.