The homepage of Politico this morning resembled the now-infamous Esquire ode de love to Barack Obama.
Obama as heir to the Martin Luther King, Jr. legacy, marching arm-in-arm with those who walked arm-in-arm with Dr. King:
Except that the story was not quite at the cover indicated, focusing not on Obama’s unity with the old civil rights guard, but on his tenuous relationship, as the article title off the homepage reflects:
But when it comes to many of the aging leaders who marched with King, the relationship is more complicated. Obama, for the most part, has kept the civil rights movement’s old guard at arm’s length. They, in turn, are wary, their sense that the election of the first black president represented the ultimate success of the movement now tinged with disappointment that Obama has not more aggressively confronted issues of economic inequality.