Obama was hard left then, has been hard left in the U.S. Senate, and if elected president, will be the hardest left president by far in our history.
The Politico.com story is here. Note the last set of questions and answers:
Do you support state legislation to:
a. ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns? Yes.
b. ban assault weapons? Yes.
c. mandatory waiting periods and background checks? Yes.