Actress Susan Sarandon likes Obama. Why? Well it is not for policy reasons that is for sure.
Sarandon: Well, I'm going to back Obama. But I hope - I think that he, as a symbol, has really excited people, and he's definitely confusing to everyone who really hates America for hating Muslims because a name like Obama and a Black man, they're probably going to go "Oh, wait a minute - what?" It's kind of like when you're out on the line for freedom to have an abortion and you're incredibly pregnant. They just can't quite figure it out.Pig in a poke? I'm not buying it.
So I think he definitely has convinced people that he stands for change and for hope, and I can't wait to see what he stands for.
The last Democrat controlled Congress elected in Nov of '06 got elected on a platform of change without specifics. Evidently the American people are not happy with that deal given that the approval rating for Congress is well below the rating of the President. And yet Obama expects the American people to make that kind of deal again.
H/T Commenter Fat Man at the Belmont Club