I think the first question of a forum is one of the biggest; it sets the tone. I like the question; while not nessecarily the hardest question, it gives the canadates the ability to show how much they have thought about the issue. Though just about every canadate got in their nessecary talking-points, there were some good answers. I particularly liked Sen. Edwards’ answer. Not only did he talk about people of color, he talked to the need to help the underpriviledged of all colors.
As far as the worst answer to the question is concerned, Sen Gravel gets the nod. I don’t understand how his answer was germane to the question, and neither did the majority of the audience. It sounded like he was saying that the majority of addicts in America are African Americans and they need to face up to the problem as it if was the African American communty’s fault.