Before the week passes by, I want to follow up on a post I had here earlier in the week about Barack Obama’s political background. My relatively brief item has been misunderstood by some, and, on reflection, (in some cases) understandably. In particular, I overstated the connection between hard-Left politics and interracial marriage in the early 1960s, which I regret. My overarching point in linking to a piece about Obama’s earliest political mentoring was to say: We don’t know much about this man, what makes him tick, what grounds him, what his philosophy is. If he grew up during the Cold War in a hard-Left environment, that’s an insight. Does it mean he accepted it all? Heavens no. But it’s an insight all the same.