One is the former president of the United States who recently made headlines by helping free imprisoned journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee of Current Network who were being held by the North Koreans. The other is a Louisiana politician recently charged on 11 of 16 counts of charges such as racketeering and money laundering. One, once highly popular with African Americans (and in some quarters, still is), used up a lot of his good will bashing then candidate Barack Obama during his wife’s run for president. The other, also popular within the black community in Louisiana, narrowly lost his reelection and is now facing possible prison time.
The question of the day is: Can these comeback kids make comebacks? Did Clinton’s rescue of Ling and Lee, or anything he’s done post-election, change your view of Clinton? Will Jefferson follow the route of past black politicians where no matter what he does there will be a base there to support him, a la Washington, D.C.’s Marion Berry?