2005_11_barack.jpgWhile campaigning for Fernando Ferrer and effectively stealing the spotlight from him, the junior senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, let New Yorkers know what he thinks of city housing:

I went to Columbia University - they didn't have enough affordable housing. So I lived in about eight different places during the time that I was here.

Hmm, that says more about the idiocy of Columbia's residence housing program than anything else. We'll have to read his book, Dreams From My Father to see if he describes NYC housing hardships.