Obama Assails Absent Black Fathers

Posted: Jun 16, 2008 8:24 AM

The NYT has a column up today on Obama's Father's Day speech.  Here's an excerpt:“
"'Too many fathers are M.I.A, too many fathers are AWOL, missing from too many lives and too many homes,' Mr. Obama said, to a chorus of approving murmurs from the audience. 'They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. And the foundations of our families are weaker because of it.'”

This strikes me as refreshing, helpful, and also politically sagacious.  This is the Obama that would be hard to stop.