Skip to comments.Reverend Wright Will Be A Problem For Obama
Posted on 03/25/2008 11:45:00 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Will the preachings of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright continue to be a problem for Barack Obama? The balance of opinion, after everyone has had a chance to digest Obama's March 18 speech, seems to be yes. Or at least that's how I read such varied commentators as ABC News's Jake Tapper, Charles Krauthammer, the New Republic's Dayo Opolade, University of Chicago Prof. Charles Lipson, the New York Daily News's Michael Goodwin, and the international treasure Mark Steyn in the Orange County Register.
In my Creators Syndicate column this week, I look at these comments from a somewhat different view. In Democratic primaries and caucuses, Obama has been winning extraordinary percentages of support from black voters and young voters. His support from black voters is no surprise, though one must remember that back in November 2007, only four months ago, he was running behind Hillary Clinton among blacks in some polls in some contests. His support from young voters--from the millennial generation, to use the terminology of William Strauss and Neal Howe, rose to extraordinary levels much earlier in the cycle--and was reflected not just in polling results but in volunteer efforts and campaign contributions. I cited Morley Winograd and Michael Hais's very interesting, just-published book Millennial Makeover for the proposition that these young voters find racial conflict and anger very off-putting. Obama's portrait of himself as a leader who transcends race has been very attractive, I think, to millennial voters--responsible as much as anything else for their allegiance. To these same voters, the rantings of Reverend Wright are profoundly unattractive. Will the facts that Obama has been a member of Wright's congregation for more than 20 years and has named Wright as his spiritual mentor diminish Obama in millennials' eyes? I don't know, but it's a critically important question. If the answer is yes, then the chance that Democratic superdelegates will award the nomination to Hillary Clinton seems to rise.
That’s what I’d like to see Obama nailed on, the BLT that is the foundation of his church, and tenets of which he wrote in his autobiography he saw and liked from the start.
In all good time, I suppose, as I’d still like to see him get the nomination first.
Oprah is too busy “healing and guiding souls” to worry about Wright.
I’ve got to give credit to “Kinky” Friedman for this phrase. He said the Rev Wright was a disaster pastor for BO.
did Barone switch over to CBS from Fox? Probably felt Fox was moving Rove onto his turf. Too bad, he’ll be a big loss at Fox and I’d be surprised if he fits in with the CBS leftist culture.
The only problem is that unless Hildabeast is in the race to the bloody end voters wont hear about it.
The day she's out of the race you will never hear a peep about it again.
We have to keep the Beast in until the convention.
As he should be.
Anti-American racists are problems for everyone.
PING for Obama.
Try, if you can stomach it, listening to Chicago AM1690 and listen to the continual hate typical whites discussion everyday.
All these inner city black preachers are socialist. Whether its Rev Wright, Rev Meeks, Father Fleiger(sp), Jesse Jackson and on and on. No matter what church Obama went to I don't see how it would be any different.
sorry for my rant, it's not an issue to me. Because it isn't a surprise.
Oh, I’ve heard it before. But thanks for the link. Racism is alive in Black America.
Old News CBS- we want you to do more stories on Clintoon LIES
(someone must have raised hell over them covering the Bosnia/sniper lie story)
“Will the preachings of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright continue to be a problem for Barack Obama? The balance of opinion...seems to be yes.”
Cue The Master of The Obvious photo!
Thanks for the list!
Wright very well might be a product of, instead of a cause of, the problem.
The victimhood mentality has been engrained and perpetuated by leftists in order to maintain their power.
Even if Wright never said another word before November, there are still a HUGE number of leftists out there that believe exactly as he does, and Wright’s exposure just allowed them to come out and tell us.
Do you think the majority of “white Americans” realized how much this community despises, resents, and yes, hates us?
Shocked, shocked I tell you! Seriously.
That was my question to my wife this morning.
No matter what she says there are going to be some pretty mad people out there.
The Reverend is Obama’s spiritual adviser...the man who married him, baptized his kids, and until a few weeks ago, was involved in his campaign. Combine his rants with Mrs. Obama’s recent bad-mouthing of America. As Brit Hume has said—we don’t know anything about this man because the media has protected him. Well, we have a right to know if he wants to be our president. Is he anti-American, too? Does he believe in the ideas of his pastor and church?
Ask Romney. Ask a Wiccan. Ask a Unitarian.
How could anyone hate us white baby boomers? We’re just
so wondeful.Just ask any of us.