Sunday, July 13, 2008

FISA: Obama's Newport Folk Festival?

Dylan opened his set at the controversial 1965 Newport Folk Festival with the song, formally notifying the people of the folk world of his departure. As Obama gears up for the big election, does his love of the song mean he too will be abandoning the movement with which he is associated? And if so, where will he be heading?

In the breathless weeks before the Oregon presidential primary in May, Martha Shade did what thousands of other people here did: she registered as a Democrat so she could vote for Senator Barack Obama.

Now, however, after critics have accused Mr. Obama of shifting positions on issues like the war in Iraq, the Bush administration’s program of wiretapping without warrants, gun control and the death penalty — all in what some view as a shameless play to a general election audience — Ms. Shade said she planned to switch back to the Green Party

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