Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The British ambassador in Washington called Sen. Barack Obama aloof and decidedly liberal but also pragmatic and smart in a letter to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, which was leaked to the press in London last week.
Obama's politics and policies are still evolving, Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald said, in his assessment of the Democratic presidential candidate, adding that Mr. Obama's terms in the Illinois Senate and U.S. Senate give us only a few clues as to his likely priorities in office.
His voting record was decidedly liberal. But the main impression is of someone who was finding his …
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Publication information: Article title: Obama 'Aloof'. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: October 7, 2008. Page number: A12. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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