J Walking

Today at the Family Research Council’s “Values Voter Summit“, Mitt Romney said this:

Bill Cosby related that in some inner cities: “There are whole blocks with scarcely a married couple, whole blocks without responsible males to watch out for wayward boys, whole neighborhoods in which little boys and girls come of age without seeing up close a committed relationship and perhaps never having attended a wedding.” This simply breaks my heart. And then there are the broad national implications of this tragedy. A nation built on the principles of the founding fathers cannot thrive when so many children are being raised without fathers in the home.

This is one of the first times this year that a leading Republican candidate mentioned anything remotely related to the plight of the inner city. So good for Mitt Romney to go to this event of Christian conservatives and even touch on the issue.
He’s still got a long way to go between that paragraph and a comprehensive speech on economic, racial, and social justice but here’s to small beginnings.

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