Why on earth do we care about Mitt Romney's memories of MLK and the civil rights movement?
(h/t Heather at VideoCafe)
It's inevitable, with the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, that the Sunday shows would do obligatory remembrances of the fight for civil rights. Rep. John Lewis, the youngest and the only surviving speaker that day 50 years ago, made the rounds of the Sunday shows to remind people that the fight continues. Meet the Press asked various people to complete Dr. King's "I have a dream..." statement (although it appeared to me to be a complete thought unto itself and did not require others to fill in the blank).
So MTP viewers are treated to the odd and jarring juxtaposition of rapper Snoop Lion asking for safe communities with no guns to failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney asking for kids to be "great".
Not to put too fine a point on it, but WTF??? The figures that Meet the Press think can best speak to the civil rights fight are Snoop Lion and Mitt Romney?