I wonder if the proper way to look at Barack Obama is as a bridge to hopefully a more liberal political future. A lot of us decry how often he’s caved in and compromised during his first time. In fact, David Axelrod, his campaign manager, is offering to compromise with the Catholic Church on the mandatory health plan abortion/contraception coverage issue. But Obama was never the Great Liberal Hope so we shouldn’t be too disappointed. But with the Republicans in disarray and Republican voters finally getting a clear look at what’s being offered them and staying away from the primaries and caucuses in droves, they might see that Liberal Lite isn’t such a bad thing. And Obama might be the President to move them slowly forward from the Lite to the Light. Baby steps; baby steps.