Saturday, April 5, 2008

McCain on MLK

I think it took a great deal of courage for John McCain to admit that he was wrong for opposing the Martin Luther King, Jr Day as a federal holiday in the 1980s as he is speaking in front of the Lorraine Motel where King was assassinated 40 years ago. McCain got jeered for his mea culpa but at least one person in the front said, "We all make mistakes." McCain was sending a message to the African-American community. He was basically saying that he knew he probably wouldn't get their votes but that he was going to speak to them anyway and he wasn't going to sugarcoat things. In another words, straight talk. Should McCain become President one can only hope the African American community comes to respect his candor.

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