Comments for: Should Sen. Harry Reid be chastised for his comments?

Posted Jan. 11, 2010, at 3:13 p.m.

A new insider book about the 2008 presidential campaign reports that Sen. Reid said of then-candidate Barack Obama that he was “light-skinned” and did not speak with a “Negro dialect.” Critics say Mr. Reid would be labeled a racist were he a Republican. Supporters say the senator was merely describing …

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