Obama Strikes Out on Softball Question about Hardball
Asked whether, if he were president now, he’d honor Barry Bonds in the White House, Obama said:
“First of all he’s still got to hit one more. .. He hasn’t done it yet, so we’ll answer the question when he does.”
Mere hours before Bonds hit his record-setting homerun, Obama hadn’t figured out his thoughts on whether he’s a hero or a villain? What difference would it have made before or after number 756? How would that additional homerun have affected Obama’s thoughts?
Baseball may seem trivial next to, say, bombing our allies in Pakistan — but the Barry Bonds story does present fascinating and profound social issues for America. Many Americans have strong opinions on him. Apparently Obama is not among them.
A strike out for the Senator.
Yes, a simple question that should get a simple answer, no? And now that Bonds has broken the record, what will Sen. Obama say? By now he should have had time to have focus-grouped the question to see what the “right” answer is.