To his credit, Obama engaged one of the Tampa hecklers after basically telling them to shut up at the beginning of his speech. The young man, who Obama called upon in the question-and-answer session, later said he would not be voting for the Illinois senator, but he appreciated the time Obama took to address his concerns. (Who is this guy going to vote for now? Nader?)
Obama hacks defend every slap-down saying, “Let’s get him elected first!” I say, that’s backward. I want to know as much as I can before I cast my vote. That way, if I do decide to buy a pig in a poke, it’s on me.
Nick Charles is a writer in Brooklyn, N.Y.