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Obama for Change! (Changing his mind?)

So we know how it works with politicians. Promise the moon when you're getting elected, forget your promises when once you're elected. Fortunately, Obama won't do that to us.

Except for one curious thing that AfterDowningStreet.org has pointed out. Obama's campaign has deleted all of his promised changes and replaced them with the following empty statement:

President-Elect Obama and Vice President-Elect Biden have developed innovative approaches to challenge the status quo in Washington and to bring about the kind of change America needs.

The Obama Administration has a comprehensive and detailed agenda to carry out its policies. The principal priorities of the Obama Administration include: a plan to revive the economy, to fix our health care, education, and social security systems, to define a clear path to energy independence, to end the war in Iraq responsibly and finish our mission in Afghanistan, and to work with our allies to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, among many other domestic and foreign policy objectives.

That's rather disturbing. You can read what Obama was promising. It lacked implementation detail, but it did contain many specific goals. What happened? If there was simply a statement on the change.gov site explaining why this was done, I'd feel better, but given that Obama moved sharply towards the center after he secured the Democratic nomination, I find this a bit unsettling.

Update: OK, the details are back and even stronger than before. They were down for over a week and that was disturbing, but I'm happy to see this change.

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