Who Shall Overcome?

Over at Joe’s Dartblog, Joe Malchow takes a parting look at the theater that took place in Selma, Alabama over the weekend. What is striking, as Joe notes, is the absence of any substantive discussion of, let alone disagreement on, serious issues by the Democratic Presidential candidates:

For the Democrats, the only policy question that has piqued the national stage has been the Iraq War. And the flesh even there is thin: the newspaper reports are all about who has apologized for his or her vote in favor of the war. ***
[I]n Selma on Sunday…Hillary Clinton actually said that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 allowed her to run for President. There, Barack Obama said the same act allowed him to run for President. There, Mrs. Clinton spoke the words

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