I saw that while googling. No one considers Lugar or Hagel Republicans anyway. The other thing that is popping up is a Obama/Mayor-who-shall-not-be-named ticket. (Hint: Name startes with a “B.”
Its not about republicans versus democrats. Its about centrists versus extremists. Its the RINO Main Street Republican centrists joining with DLC New Democrat centrists.
Earlier in the dem campaign there was an issue of whether or not Obama had been a member of the DLC.
So, when Obama considers RINOs for his cabinet, he is DLC. Also notice down towards the bottom of the article where it says that Obama is more like Bill Clinton than Hillary is. Bill Clinton started the DLC New Democrat movement.
The article also points out it is not just about left versus right, but also about populists versus elitists. Hillary is the elitist because she takes corporate/PAC money. Obama doesn't so he represents the "common man".
Because Obama is beating Hillary on populism, she released her "populist manifesto" two weeks ago. And they are both bad-mouthing NAFTA because NAFTA benefits the elites and hurts the "little guy". But it is only campaign rhetoric.