Thursday, October 23, 2008

He's a teacher, right?

Obama on the decision to "go big" in the post-Jeremiah Wright "scandal" about race--instead of "small":

My gut was telling me that this was a teachable moment and that if I tried to do the usual political damage control instead of talking to the American people like an adult -- like they were adults and could understand the complexities of race that I would be not only doing damage to the campaign but missing an important opportunity for leadership.
I can think of a few other teachers, and community organizers, who'd I want as my president, too.

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