Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Affirmative action

What does Obama think about affirmative action?

I'm not sure I'm following Obama here. He says he still believes in it as a means of overcoming historic and potentially current discrimination, but it can't be applied without looking at the entire person. That was a better answer as a summary.

"Here's how I would prefer to think about it," Hillary begins. Now she's talking about Head Start. "We have to look at what we're trying to achieve here somewhat differently," she says. This is one of the best answers I've heard her give on anything. She's even tying in health care. "Let's affirmatively invest in our young people," she says. That was a great sound bite.