Of course moralists picked up on this a long, long time ago.
Now The New York Times baptizes it with: “How will Obama’s promise of a new and less polarized type of politics fare against the Republican attacks that since the 1980s have portrayed Democrats as far out of step with the country's values?”
The Times states that the left-of-left Barack Obama’s thrust “is a promise that he can transcend the starkly red-and-blue politics of the last 15 years, end the partisan and ideological wars and build a new governing majority.
“This promise leads, inevitably, to a question: Can such a majority be built and led by Mr. Obama, whose voting record was, by one ranking, the most liberal in the Senate last year?”
Smart thinking, NYT.
Moralists have been way ahead of you on that basic.
Moralists know that the US does not want a partial-birth abortion, pro-homosexual recreational sex, pro-Muslim President.