posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 11:40 PM
Since Wright's most recent remarks, Obama has disowned him pretty bluntly:
"I have been a member of Trinity Church since 1992. I have known Rev. Wright for almost 20 years," he said at a news conference in
Winston-Salem, North Carolina. "The person I saw yesterday is not the person I met 20 years ago."
Obama said he is outraged by Wright's remarks that seemed to suggest the U.S. government might be responsible for the spread of AIDS in the black
community and his equation of some American wartime efforts with terrorism.
"What particularly angered me was his suggestion somehow that my previous denunciation of his remarks were somehow political posturing," Obama said,
adding that Wright had shown "little regard for me" and seemed more concerned with "taking center stage."
Obama said Wright's comments were not only "divisive and destructive," but they "end up giving comfort to those who prey on hate."
At this point I think Wright is trying to sabotage Obama, I think in his view Obama isn't radical enough and is an "Uncle Tom."
And that's the important issue here - for all the effort political opponents are going to to spin him as some kind of extremist, in fact he is far
more moderate, and far less partisan, that Hillary Clinton.
He's a geek who's a good public speaker basically: highly educated an very bright. In school he was an excellent student and editor of the Harvard
Law Review - not a fiery radical outsider on the fringe.
Far from an extremist, trying to work up fear and anger, his campaign method has been to stay above the fray of petty negative campaigning based on
innuendo, and try to emphasize a vision of hope, cooperation, and positive change.
He's not perfect, but he's hardly a the "angry black radical" Hillary's campaign machine is trying to paint him as.
[edit on 4/30/08 by xmotex]