Obama foolishly inserted himself into this volatile case weeks ago, and injected the issue of race. Expressing empathy with the family of Trayvon Martin, Obama flashed a signal of racial solidarity:
“If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.”
Obama also implied that he shares the liberal perspective that America is a country where black kids must walk in daily fear of white racist vigilantes.
“All of us have to do some soul-searching to figure out how does something like this happen. And that means that we examine the laws and the context for what happened, as well as the specifics of the incident.”
Translation: The death of Trayvon tells us something is wrong with America.“And if Zimmerman, Trayvon, race, guns and stand-your-ground become voting issues this fall, how good is that for Barack Obama?”
Let’s hope, like the Cambridge Cop incident, he alienates the right kind of people and screws up his election. For better or worse–much worse for Zimmerman–this case ain’t going anywhere for a while.