notice that the two men were neatly dressed suits, that they were men, and that they were in NYC...
the demographics suggest that they are both BHO supporters. However, neither you or I can know..
And yes, it is insulting to HRC's supporters to paint them with such a broad brush. I have been careful in not insulting your thought process: you are making your judgments based on the incomplete set of facts that you have; I am making mine on another set of incomplete facts. I wish you could say the same about people you disagree with
His current approach will also be just as ineffective (in effecting real, meaningful and positive changes), but it does make you feel better (and therefore, you support his candidacy...so I suppose it is quite effective, after all)
I know some very smart people who are for Obama. And so, I would respectfully disagree with your characterization of BHO's supporters. They have made their judgments based on the incomplete set of facts that they have. I too have made my judgment, and my set of facts are also incomplete.
(I acknowledge that you did not use a sweeping generalization, and so my response is a probably an overreaction)
I did not say I was expecting it (i.e., ignorance going away) to happen in a stump speech. I did say that without knowledge, the activism and engagement is pointless at best (and a clever campaign strategy, at worst).
I would have given BHO a pass if he had acknowledged it (i.e., eradication of ignorance) as a goal. But that would have pissed off his supporters, wouldnt it ?