Saturday, April 12, 2008
Although these remarks were flat out stupid for Obama to have said, I admire his strategy for dealing with them. It's the same strategy he incorporated with the Reverand Wright controversy: don't back down from it, take responsibility, and try to explain to the people the context of the comments. I think he got caught up in an elitist moment out in San Francisco--surrounded no doubt by limousine liberal, chardonnay sipping, billionaire tech geeks discussing how they can save the world. The comments will hurt him now, but will ultimately make him a stronger candidate in the general election.