When the politics or the visuals seem a little dicey, President Obama is showing no hesitation in dispatching Vice President Joseph R. Biden or Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to speak to groups he would rather not address himself.
Last week, Mr. Obama sent Mr. Biden to speak to the National Education Association’s
7,000-plus delegates, disappointing one of the country’s largest unions
and the earliest labor group to endorse him last year.
Despite a full-color photo of Mr. Obama in the NAACP program for this year’s national convention touting him as a speaker, it is Mr. Biden who plans to travel to Houston for the annual gathering this week.