Campaign K-12 astutely points out that the number of "surrogates" representing the Obama campaign appears to be expanding infinitely. This morning one of those surrogates, Mike Johnston, sat down in the hot seat for a "reporter roundtable" with the national education press corps here at Fordham. (Last month we hosted, you guessed it, Lisa Graham Keegan to speak on behalf of the McCain campaign.)
Mike, like Lisa, is a friend and colleague and did a heckuva job fielding (and sometimes deferring) tough questions. He stuck to the Obama script, more or less, but a few interesting details emerged, at least for me:
-- When asked by the Washington Post editorial writer about the Senator's position on the D.C. voucher program, he stated bluntly that, as far as he knows, Obama is opposed to school vouchers "in any context." Perhaps that hard line will soften if Obama becomes president, particularly if he sends his own daughters to a private school once he moves to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
-- He wouldn't say if Obama supports national standards and...