On Race, Obama Treads With Caution

Is Mitt Romney playing the race card on welfare reform? It was a softball question for three Democratic pollsters sitting on a National Journal panel hours before the Democratic National Convention opened Tuesday.

“Yes,” replied Celinda Lake.

“Yes,” said Margie Omero.

“Yes,” echoed John Anzalone.

But for Joel Benenson, President Obama’s chief pollster, the question was fraught with political complication. [cont.]

Ron Fournier and Caren Bohan, National Journal