THE HIGH WIRE: Stanley Crouch of the NY Daily News says Sharpton just can’t get off it:
Those are the elements of a Sharpton performance. He takes the high ground too infrequently – and too frequently proves himself addicted to standing before TV cameras and microphones. Even the idea of backing away and letting things settle down appears beyond him.
His inflated rhetoric and willingness to appeal to the true believers who see everything in terms of black victims and white conspirators keep the prize of serious recognition beyond him.