Dear all,In pursuing his proposed overhaul of the health care system, President Obama has consistently presented himself as aloof from the legislative fray, merely offering broad principles. Prominent among them is the creation of a strong, government-run insurance plan to compete with private insurers and press for lower costs.
I know " present somebody as something" is a common expression and have googled it. But I am wondering why as is followed by an adjective "aloof", not a noun here? Thanks in advance.