In Sunday’s Democratic presidential debates, long-shot Al Sharpton chastised Howard Dean for having no minorities in his Cabinet during his tenure as governor of Vermont.
“If you want to lecture people on race, you ought to have the background and track record,” said Sharpton, one of two black candidates in the presidential race along with former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley Braun.
Moseley Braun was all over Sharpton for that remark.
“[Y]ou can always blow up a racial debate and make people mad at each other. But I think it’s time for us to talk about, what are you going to do to bring people together?” she said.
For all of Sharpton’s political posturing, I’m glad to see Moseley Braun singling out Sharpton what he is: a race-baiter. Surely, Sharpton doesn’t think of Howard Dean as a racist. But because of the political benefits in pulling out the race card, Sharpton just can’t say no. Well, maybe he’s remembering this.