The image above now appears on Obama's home page.
I clicked it with trepidation. And I found good news, bad news, and the "yeah, right" news.
It includes a generally gracious (yeah, it's easy to be gracious once you've kneecapped your opponent) speech he gave in Minnesota on 6/3/08, where among other things, he gives a shoutout to Universal Healthcare. Impressively, there's no booing when he praises Hillary to his supporters (the things you can do with digital technology!).
Her commitment to UHC is also praised in text.
The MN video clip starts with "At this defining moment for our nation, we should be proud that our party put forth one of the most talented, qualified field of individuals ever to run for this office." Does he really think the qualification card is a strong one for him? Really? I know he had 12 amazing minutes in the Senate before he focused on his presidential run, but still...
The page is called ".../joinourmovement," and in big type it says "Join our National Movement for Change." Tone-deaf much? If we thought this were a movement for positive change, we wouldn't be paranoid holdouts, more'n likely. But we know in our bones that this is a movement of one, and the only change on the agenda seems to be moving rightward past triangulation into neoliberalism. Maybe that is change we can believe in... as in it will happen, but it's not change we like.
Finally, at the bottom of the page you're asked to sign up and "share your story." My story is over here. Trust me, you can't handle the truth. Not that you plan to do anything with the submissions but send vapidtalk e-mails and requests for money. Well, maybe if I posted a "conversion narrative" about my Opiphany, maybe that would get some mileage. But I'll bet dollars to arugula that no one reads 'em at all.
Like a dope, I was kind of hoping to see a little more sense of what Obamanation thinks motivates PUMAs.
Lip service to UHC is a nice touch. But is that all there is?