The recent flap about Obama's former ties to Tony Rezko--a Chicago real estate developer who is facing fraud and extortion charges--strikes me as a bit odd. Obama's past associations with Rezko have raised eyebrows and given the Clinton camp more than a little ammunition, even though there is no real suggestion of any impropriety on Obama's part.
I think that it's a bit dangerous for Clinton, who has had close ties to convicted felons in the past, to make this a major issue in the campaign. But, more importantly, shouldn't Tony Rezko, who has pleaded not guilty on all counts, be presumed innocent?
The Rezko trial has just begun. Let's not be too hasty.
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