Let’s see if President Obama has any political courage at all. He must not allow to stand, in any way, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s assertion that the president’s unpopularity in the South is built on racism. Not if he’s president of all of us.
Meantime, Landrieu might be advised to seek spiritual and intellectual guidance from Louisiana’s two-term Indian-American governor.
This is simple race baiting. It’s a desperate effort by a desperate politician to drive black voters to the polls.
But I don’t have much faith Obama will do the right thing. Not just a few days before Election Day – and what with getting the black vote out the key to Democrats’ survival.
As I wrote in todays’s REDLINE: What a sad thing that instead of healing racial divides, Obama and his aides have taken actions – whether with respect to Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, voter ID, Biden’s “back in chains” remark, etc. – that have stoked racial tensions. Instead of taking a leadership role to unify us, Obama has thrown in with the likes to Al Sharpton. It’s one of the great missed opportunities of his presidency.