Obama has gone and done it again. Provoked the edgers on the left and the right.
"He's gonna steal another senate seat and make it filibuster proof" opine the edgers on the right. "He's sold out" opine the edgers on the left.
Those not on the edge and not yet paranoid wonder if it is a ploy to take away their gadfly polemic proclivities to blame the other party no matter what.
What strikes me is that there are a lot of people who feel that no politician can be sincerely concerned for their country enough to put competence first when putting together a team to try and fix what the Bush II regime broke.
Read about Judd Gregg at Wikipedia.
Gregg withdrew after being pressured, by his fellow republicans, not to be bi-partisan.