The shame of it is that to be a "successful" politician one absolutely must avoid the naked truth. To speak or be associated with the truth is "political suicide". This is proof to me of the cynical saying that politicians are like diapers and must be changed regularly for the same reasons. The only person now running for president who speaks the truth, consistently and without regard for media condemnation, is Ron Paul. I pray that enough "bitter" and less educated voters recognize the truth in "stuck in Iraq" and "American terrorism" to discredit the constant barrage of spin against the truth.
I wish that Obama had thrown his arms around Wright (his preacher) and said "YES this man speaks the same truth that I understand. LISTEN to him, and decide for yourself." Obama has declined several notches in the esteem of both sides; those who see the truth of our situation, and those who pretend that it is other than what it is.