In Dante's Inferno, the Opportunists were "the people who refused to take sides on the whole good vs. evil thing, but just looked after themselves. As a result, they're doomed to forever run after a banner while being stung by wasps and hornets... These people aren't technically in hell. They're not evil enough to be in hell, so they're in the vestibule of hell."
Obama didn't take a vote on the Moveon condemnation, but an hour earlier he voted for the Boxer amendment.
What a sad spectacle of a politician.
UPDATE: Apparently his public schedule had him traveling to a rally at that time. Whatever. I really appreciated his inspiring leadership this whole episode.
UPDATE AGAIN: Obama had canceled his public schedule to vote in the Senate.
***Due to crucial votes in the Senate concerning the on-going War in Iraq, Senator Obama has had to postpone tomorrow's planned Rock Hill Town Hall Meeting.***
On a personal level, the Senator wanted us to relay his sincere regret for having to postpone this town hall event in such an important part of the Palmetto State, but, knowing how crucial today's vote on the war in Iraq is to the future of the country, he knew South Carolinians would understand.
The campaign will be rescheduling the Senator's planned town hall in Rock Hill as soon as possible. However, until then, South Carolinians should rest assured knowing that, while Barack may not be able to join us tomorrow in SC, he's doing so only to play his role in ending the war he's opposed since before it began.