“If I Had a Son, He’d Look Like Trayvon”

Ta-Nehisi Coates, who has done as much as anyone to bring the Trayvon Martin case to national attention, said of President Obama’s comments this morning:

Stunning. Pitch perfect. No idea how it’ll play. Don’t care right now. Maybe I’ll care later. But for now, I just felt it was a stunning exercise in political minimalism. That’s a compliment

You can judge for yourself:

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.