Should President Barack Obama have backed down in his beer bundt with Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley?
Not on your life!
Following Gates's arrest by Crowley for breaking into his own home, the president commented during a recent press conference that Cambridge police had "acted stupidly." A keen observation on Obama's part.
Yet Obama "agreed to disagree," according to news reports. In other words, Obama backed down from his originally stern stance on the racially-charged occurrence.
What could possibly possess the otherwise big-balled commander-in-chief to cheese out on his deeply-held belief in racial profiling by police? The answer is simple: the bane of the 21st century, political correctness.
Being politically correct is all important in politics—unless, of course, you're an ultra-conservative Republican. For Obama, his PC is an embarrassing faux pas.
The result of Obama's backing down on his words weakens the chance of racial equality in America.
And that is wholly unacceptable.
Better luck next time, Mr. President.