One adviser pointed out, however, that Obama issued a public comment before the other major Democratic candidates -- including Clinton and former senator John Edwards of
The “some” here are apparently alarmed because Obama has not “taken the lead” in condemning a vulgar morning radio talk-show host (or should I say “hos”?) for his offensive remarks.
And exactly who constitutes the alarmed “some”?
The story quotes 2 college professors, a political consultant, and Al Sharpton.
Sort of. Actually it recycles a old Sharpton quote from a month-old Washington Times story about another subject. And the consultant does not directly criticize Obama, but simply comments.
Only the professors Melissa Harris Lacewell (professor of politics and African-American studies at
So the “some” referred to in the front page headline amounts in this case to 2 college professors, both of whom support Obama for president.
Then why do “some” Boston Globe editors think this story merits the front page?