I see your point to a limited extent. However we knew he was a socialist. Remember the Joe the Plumber incident? We knew he never held a real job. We knew he followed the preachings of a radical. Remember Jeremiah Wright? We knew he didn't grow up in America. We knew he was a Chicago thug politician. We knew he wanted to nationalize health care. We knew he was cozy with the muslims. THis list could go on for days but I think you may get the idea.