An acquaintance of mine teaches a “special needs” class at a big, well-known inner city school in the Washington Heights area of New York. More often than not, “special ed” or “special needs” doesn’t mean mentally retarded or learning disabled. It means behavioral problems, emotional problems and the tendency to speak or yell one’s mind without any kind of filter for the thought before it’s blurted out.

One day before class started, one of the mostly Dominican students explained to the rest of the class why Obama should be the next president:

1. He’s gonna legalize pot.

2. He’s gonna get back at white people.

3. He’s gonna give us lots of money.

So there you have it. Essentially the Democratic platform in a nutshell, and why you should vote for Barack Obama.