I guess. The Times with its second non-story in a week. First we had front-pager which concluded that Obama actually wasn't that big of a druggie, and that forbidden fruit only played a "bit" part in Obama's life. Really? Given that he gave drugs a little over a page in a 400-plus page memoir, would lead me to believe they were a huge issue. The second piece attempts to detail how Obama navigated the shoals of race in a pursuit of black, white, and increasingly, Latino voters. An interesting story on the face of it, no? Except that the reporter just phoned a bunch of Obama people, and came away with almost no new information. Amazing. Either hit him or don't, please.

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