September 8, 2008

GEEZ, THE PRESS IS EVEN WRITING THE ANTI-OBAMA ADS NOW:

Doh!: Top eight gaffes of the campaign (JIM VANDEHEI & HARRY SIEGEL, 9/7/08, Politico)

3. “Shout out to my pastor”

Obama, who took the name of his second book, “the Audacity of Hope,” from one of the sermons of his longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., cut ties after footage surfaced of Wright at the pulpit saying, among other things, “God damn America.”

So far, no video has circulated showing Obama taking in any of his longtime pastor’s more fiery sermons. There is a clip, though, of the already declared presidential candidate’s praise for Wright last July while addressing a conference of black clergy members:

“And then I’ve got to give a special shout out to my pastor. The guy who puts up with me, counsels me, listens to my wife complain about me. He’s a friend and a great leader not just in Chicago but all across the country, so please everybody give an extraordinary welcome to my pastor Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., Trinity United Church of Christ.”

The comments seems tailor-made for an attack ad, where they can be juxtaposed with some of Wright’s more inflammatory remarks.


Posted by Orrin Judd at September 8, 2008 8:12 AM
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