Obama being Obama
“U.S. Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois told more than 2,000 evangelical leaders in Orange County on Friday that he â€œrespectfully but unequivocallyâ€? disagrees with those who oppose condom distribution to fight the AIDS pandemic. But he said a solution to the worldwide spread of AIDS would also come from churches guiding people to make moral decisionsâ€¦In measured words, he dismissed the notion that simply discouraging promiscuity could stop the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDSâ€¦â€?We canâ€™t ignore the fact that abstinence and fidelity, although the ideal, may not always be the reality â€” that weâ€™re dealing with flesh and blood men and women and not abstractions, and that if condoms and, potentially, things like microbicides, can prevent millions of deaths, then they should be made more widely available,â€? he said.” – LA Times
What a guy!