Apology Tour

Barbour Mulling a ‘Race Speech’

He better stick to the prepared remarks: Politico says Haley Barbour—who apologized Tuesday for praising a white-supremacist group in an interview with The Weekly Standard—could give a “race speech” next year. It points to May as the likely date, not longer after his self-imposed deadline for a presidential run and to coincide with Mississippi’s 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides. President Obama famously gave a “race speech” during the 2008 campaign to address his association with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.