He actually admires this, but consider whom he wakes up next to.
Obama is looking like a 2008 Republican
By James Carville, CNN Contributor
May 24, 2011
In 1992, Bill Clinton famously proclaimed himself to be an Eisenhower Republican. By that measure, I’d say President Obama is a pre-2008 John McCain Republican.
But this much is sure: The policies of the eventual Republican nominee, that is, anybody left running for it by the time of the vote, will be right in line with those of Sarah Palin. It’s pretty remarkable that the next election is going to boil down to a competition between the 2008 Republican presidential candidate and his vice presidential nominee.
Remarkable is not the word I’d use.