It seems like the whole world is out to scrutinize Obama and his every word and action. Indeed the time till the elections has to be very cautiously spent by the US President. Trayvon Martin’s killing is a very sensitive issue at the moment in America. There is a lot of hurt and anger as well as demands for justice, which for the US citizens have not been fast enough in this case.
One of the most recent barbed criticisms has come from Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich who shot down President Obama’s condolence to Trayvon Martin’s family as disgraceful. In all fairness to the President, his words, “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon,” were most likely meant as a point of relating to the family like his own and affiliating with the family of the victim. However, the critic, Mr. Gingrich claims the comment is extremely racist as what the victim looked like should not be a matter at all. A victim deserves protection and justice regardless of their skin color or ethnicity.