The folks over at CNN put up an interesting piece of commentary by a former advisor to the Republican National Committee. The article is interesting because it compares Senator Barack Obama’s stance on certain issues to those of President George W. Bush. Surprisingly, the author of this article (Tara Wall) found twenty issues where the two politicians pretty much agree. From the article:
Budgets: Obama voted for Bush’s budgets, which included 19 spending bills.
Obama supports charter schools, as does Bush, and merit pay for teachers, and he voted in favor of supporting the president’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers.
Obama has said the U.S. must “lead the global fight against the AIDS virus.” And earlier this year, he encouraged lawmakers to “Use whatever works with AIDS, including teaching abstinence.” Obama has given Bush kudos for his efforts to combat global AIDS and the record amount of funding ($15 billion over 5 years) the president has earmarked for the fight. Obama said in September, “I think President Bush — and many of you here today — have shown real leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS.”
Obama voted yes on preauthorizing the much ballyhooed Patriot Act, sought by the Bush administration.
These are just a few of the issues that I cherry-picked out of the list of twenty.