Sen. Obama (D-IL) fails his first test.

Senator Barack Obama, coronated after largely having no competition who stuck around long enough to give him any problems, had his first major failure in the Senate not even a week into his new job.

If you recall, the only senator to challenge the 2004 Ohio presidential election results was Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA). This sends a clear message that the vast majority of the Democratic Party doesn’t care about voting rights, even if they have the perfect opportunity to send a signal vote—they may not win, but they had the chance to tell the public that they care deeply about the alleged transgressions and want to see an investigation.

Obama has gotten a lot of favorable press from leftists and progressives because of his speech given at the Democratic Party convention to nominate Sen. John Kerry. Perhaps these same people would be willing to spend some time examining his unfolding record.