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Obama on Absentee Fathers

By on 1.15.08 | 9:46PM

In the debate, Obama just noted that to improve education, it will take the cooperation of parents, and particularly criticized black fathers who were absent and neglected their responsibilities. He tied it into his own experience, saying that he understands what it's like to grow up without a father.

Clinton responds with a rather banal nanny-state comment, saying it's not just about families, but "communities."

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