Obama Ghana Trip: No Speech

08/04/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • JOSH GERSTEIN | politico.com

It might seem like a moment just too good for the White House to pass up America's first black president, on his first trip
to sub-Saharan Africa, looking out over a sea of jubilant faces, delivering a message of friendship and hope.

Yet President Barack Obama, who would command a monumental audience nearly anywhere he spoke on the continent where he traces his ancestry, is not scheduled to deliver a speech to the general public when he visits Ghana next week.

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