Tuesday, May 15, 2007

More Obama Meat

Although it seems the MSM has decided Obama doesn't have enough policy proposal, he seems to be one of the most, if not the most, policy oriented candidates on the campaign trail. Here's a snippet from a recent speech.

He also answered a union teacher's question about school vouchers by saying that he doesn't support them, but then volunteered that he backs charter schools. After acknowledging the audience's lack of applause for that stance, Obama explained that he wants to promote creativity and experimentation within public schools rather than see money siphoned from them.

"In addition to putting more money into the system, we're going to have to think more innovatively about, 'What are we teaching?' " Obama said. "We've got to adopt some of those best practices and apply them to the school system."

Jessie Phillips, a Communications Workers of America steward from Trenton, said some of Obama's comments surprised her.

"But I think it's brave of a candidate to come here and say some of those things," she said. "I more strongly lean toward him now."

Does anybody believe that Romney would ever not pander to an audience?


At 1:28 PM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

Hey, BC. I'm going to an Obama rally next Tuesday in Philly. I'll let you know how it "feels". That's the only way I can tell if a candidate is the real thing.

At 9:47 PM, Blogger ohdave said...

Yes, but.

Pushing charters is bad policy. Sorry.

I do like Obama, but he's wrong on that one. The greatest creativity is going on in public schools, not charters, and charters DO siphon money away from public schools... just ask Dayton City.


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