Roger L. Simon

Obama No Johnny Cochran

Listen up Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters and the rest of the “race politics” crowd. (And Mr. Johnny too, if he can hear from beyond the grave.) Barack Obama is not playing the tired race card. Good for him!

Drudge reports the following from a Steve Kroft interview with the candidate to air on Sixty Minutes this Sunday:

Will being African-American hold him back as a candidate? “No…. If I don’t win this race it will be because of other factors –[that] I have not shown to the American people a vision for where the country needs to go that they can embrace,” Obama tells Kroft.

Makes sense to me.