While I do not like Hilary - I'd rather of had her instead of Obama. He's even further left.
"Leftness" was not a consideration for me. Obama is an idealist and he will probably be surprised to find that he can't deliver on many of his promises. Hillary on the other hand is just a plain dirty politician. Way better schemer and double dealer than Obama and she has a thirst for power unmatched by the other candidates.