Sen. John McCain supports an effort in his home state of Arizona to repeal Affirmative Action laws after opposing it in the past. But Sen. Barack Obama’s approach to the program is really, uh, interesting:
“Weighing in from the presidential campaign trail, Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain said he supports his state’s anti-affirmative action ballot, leading to charges of flip-flopping, because a decade ago, McCain opposed a similar plan in the Legislature. Democrat Sen. Barack Obama, whose father is African and mother is white, said he opposes the measures, but said he does not consider affirmative action a long-term solution. He suggested that such programs should eventually focus on class, not race.”
How are you gonna do that, Senator?