Candidate. The two major parties in the United States tend to govern the same way. They spend like drunken sailors but campaign on fiscal responsibility and self-reliance. Clinton ran as a centrist, Bush ran as a centrist, Obama ran as a liberal and is making good on those promises, for the most part. Gitnmo's still not closed, despite an executive order signed over a year ago, but healthcare was pushed through and spending continues to skyrocket. Bush expanded entitlements while calling himself a Republican. They're all cut from the same cloth.