Here’s hoping that Barack Obama will do a fundraiserÂ – soon -Â for Rep. Steven Cohen of Memphis.
â€œThis seat was set aside for people who look like me,â€ said Mr. Herentonâ€™s campaign manager, Sidney Chism, a black county commissioner. â€œIt wasnâ€™t set aside for a Jew or a Christian. It was set aside so that blacks could have representation.â€
In 2008, Obama denounced a race-baiting ad from Cohen’s challenger. Â But some lessons need to be taught over and over and over.