Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Not much audacity from Obama

I blogged a little more for the Register on Barack Obama's speech yesterday, repeating some of what I said here but adding that it would have been nice to see him say something about the drug war. There is probably no federal policy that does more damage to African-Americans than the drug war, and Barack I am sure knows this. It should be virtually impossible to discuss race in America without mentioning the drug war, but Barack managed it. It reinforces the impression that for all his speechifying and talk about change, when the rubber meets the road and it's time to be genuinely unconventional, he's pretty much a standard-issue left-liberal, too timid to touch the drug war issue. Too bad.

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