Does Obama Support School Vouchers?
9:29 AM, Oct 20, 2008 • By BRIAN FAUGHNAN
Barack Obama's short time on the national stage means he offers little in the way of a track record as to how he would govern as president. One of his great successes as a candidate is to be all things to all audiences. As National Journal points out, that's particularly true on school choice. It's one issue where he has an official stance -- he opposes it -- but it doesn't stop him from seeming to agree with whoever the current audience is:
So Obama opposes vouchers, but he won't 'stand in the way' of a better education for our kids. What a concession. And now, in the latest debate, he sent signals to supporters of public school choice that he's really with them after all! That's according to Mickey Kaus. Kaus points out that in the latest debate, Obama had kind words for D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. Rhee is pretty unpopular with the D.C. teachers' union, notably because of her openness to school choice.