Senator Barack Obama gave, in effect, a "me too" to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's tribute to the late Senator Jesse Helms. As The American Spectator reports, Obama "not only voted for a resolution commemorating Helms's achievements, but he also co-sponsored it." However, "Obama's campaign refused to make a statement about the death of Jesse Helms according to the Wall Street Journal." If and when Obama does make a statement about Helms, we will be sure to quote it -- with a few ellipses, of course.
How does Obama explain his latest "change"? Perhaps he caught a glimpse of Democratic Senator Robert Byrd, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan who sits on Obama's side of the aisle as a daily reminder that racist views can change.