Selfie, handshake weren’t biggest news of the day

APTOPIX South Africa Mandela MemorialIt’s sad that a “selfie” picture of President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt dominated much of the discussion about former South African President Nelson Mandela’s memorial service Tuesday. Yes, the officials should have known better – as Cameron noted, “the TV cameras are always on.” Still, who really cares? The other, slightly more substantive debate was about whether Obama was wrong to shake hands with Cuban President Raul Castro. Some argued that the handshake could give the dictator some propaganda. But others argued that it would have been bigger news if Obama had snubbed Castro at the memorial of a man who modeled outreach and reconciliation.