Don’t insult our intelligence, Obama went out of his way to make a statement on this case (this was one of the only times he has ever answered a question yelled by a reporter) and when he did he referenced the color of his and Martin’s skin.
Via Daily Caller:
. . .“But does he [Obama] think race was a factor here?” Gregory asked again.
“Listen, we have to have the investigation here,” Plouffe said. “I don’t think we want to get ahead of that. I think everybody would be well served to let the investigation continue at both the local level and the federal level and let that transpire in the right way, in the appropriate way and we’ll see where the facts lead us.”
Gregory then pushed Plouffe even further.
“But the country is having this conversation,” Gregory said. “Obviously, there’s violence that goes on in this country every day. The president of the United States would not have spoken out about this this personally with an African American victim if he did not believe race was at the core of this.”
But Plouffe still wouldn’t answer whether Obama thinks race played a role.
“Well, I think the issue here is there is a great deal of attention on this case — as there should be, obviously,” Plouffe said. “And, I think that it has galvanized a lot of people to get interested in this. Again, as the president said, we need to examine the causes that led to this. But our focus now ought to be on the tragedy that befell this family, the tragedy of losing this promising young life, and make sure the investigation is done thoroughly.”