In an interview with Time for 10 Questions, which can be read here, the always outspoken West said the President lacks courage. “I think he lacks backbone,” he says. “I think he’s settled for the middle ground rather than the higher ground.”
One example of that, he exp
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U.S. POLITICSCornel West: Obama Administration Is a ‘Drone Presidency’
Belinda Luscombe@youseless7:00 AM ET
"I think he's settled for the middle ground rather than the higher ground"
Famed public intellectual Cornel West, whose new book Black Prophetic Fire is a re-examination of key black political figures through a different lens, was initially a big supporter of Barack Obama and appeared with him during his first presidential campaign. But in 2012, West says he didn’t even vote. “I couldn’t vote for a war criminal,” he said, calling Obama’s