Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Contessa_Sharra, Apr 29, 2008.
You mean like McCain ??
Wright's speech at the NPC is probably the best thing to happen to Obama since the Wright issue began.
Because the media giants are going to look at their ratings, see a downswing in numbers and say to themselves "What more is there to say about the issue now that hasn't already been said?
Its especially important to recognize the crucial context in which the Wright issue unfolded. In front of the biggest primary audience the U.S. has ever seen.
Political analysts tend to underrate how significant of a factor the massive interest in the Clinton/Obama race is going to have in the GE.
Otherwise, if those big American television audiences weren't so fickle, the Wright issue may have followed him to the GE in a significant way.
But now, everyone will tire of it...give it a week.
Just my opinion.
Back to the war.
Call me pessimistic and skeptical but I think that in general politicians are opportunistic. They are the only creature that will sit on a fence and call it a platform. Did you know that Bush Sr. used to be more pro-abortion until he learned from the Reagan establishment that such a position would not be supported in the Republican Party? Anyone wanting to run for public office must be masochistic or have a thick skin. They have no problem with flip-flopping or throwing other people under the buss if it will help them get elected.
I think that Obama's repudiation of his former pastors statements was the right thing to do..... He should have done it a long time ago when the issue first broke.
I'll admit that I am cynical enough to question whether the latest statements were a setup to ditch the issue once and for all.... but, in the end, I concluded we will probably never know the truth.
I question if the views that Wright holds are common in the black community at large. If so, how sad that a such a great chasm exists in this country today.
This isn't about McCain. It's about Obama. Further, there is no comparison to McCain accepting endorsements from religious organizations and Obama's personal pastor. There is NO correlation, no how many times you try to make it, nor say it. It STILL won't be there.
Obama did the right thing politically. Not sure that's saying a lot. He's taken a stance here. I want to see what, if anything contradictory to that stance comes out.
Is Obama doing the right or wrong thing about what?
Read the article at the link.
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