.....But former Republican colleague Dan Cronin said the presidential candidate's campaign of bold change doesn't square with his past.
"There were no bold solutions; there were no creative approaches; there were no efforts to stand up to the establishment," said Cronin, a member of the Illinois General Assembly since 1990, and now a member of White House hopeful John McCain's Illinois Leadership Team.
Cronin says he still respects Obama and his political skills.
In response, Obama spokesperson, Tommy Vietor said, "Apparently Senator Obama's leadership on reforming the death penalty, cutting taxes for working families, and fighting for sweeping ethics and lobbying reforms was bold enough for Dan Cronin when he voted for Obama's legislation."...