Wolf Blitzer pushes Richardson to say he thinks human rights is more important than national security. Obama hedges, but somehow it doesn’t sound like a dodge: “The concepts are not contradictory. They are complementary.” For everyone who suggests Obama could be a different sort of president when it comes to foreign policy–I’m thinking
–this notion is key. He doesn’t view safety and human rights as part of a zero sum equation. That none of the other candidates articulated it this way is telling.