MeOhMy saidActually Goldman Sachs was his number one campaign contributor. As far as I know.
And who ever said Obama was against corporations and banks? He is their number one supporter. Obama is a die-hard corporatist. One must assess by actions, not rhetoric.
After all, Obama's rhetoric from his campaign is what served him so well, and got significant recognition from Madison Avenue, as the Obama campaign marked the first time in history that a political campaign beat out a corporate campaign in winning the public relations industry awards for best campaign of that year.
Obama is a pre-packaged Wall Street product that was called "Hope" and "Change" and was anything but.
Obama ran as a moderate - NOT as a far left liberal - and he's governed as a moderate.
There was no shift from liberal candidate to moderate president.
Obama was always moderate in his policy positions.
Some folks just heard the slogans you cited and ASSUMED that Obama held far left policy positions.
BTW - your new profile pic is very very nice.
Obama ran as a corporatist, imperialist, Wall Street-owned puppet. In general public discourse, we refer to this as "moderate." So yes. He did.
But he was also a political chameleon. Depending what audience he was talking to, he would say different things.
He would tell young crowds that he was "against" the Iraq war and wanted to "withdraw", but then tell business and strategic interest groups that what he meant by that was to maintain the empire by keeping many military bases with an occupation force of tens of thousands of US soldiers, and withdraw many in order to send them to Afghanistan, and expand that war into Pakistan.
On the campaign, Obama promised to renegotiate NAFTA.http://www.theglobeandmail.com/archives/article670373.ece
When he said, this, the Canadian corporatist elite went ape-shit. But then this was reported in the Canadian media:"a senior member of Obama's campaign called the Canadian government within the last month -- saying that when Senator Obama talks about opting out of the free trade deal, the Canadian government shouldn't worry. The operative said it was just campaign rhetoric not to be taken seriously."http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20080228/turkey_Gates_080228/