Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Obama Denounces Wright

As countless people suggested yesterday, Obama had no alternative but to condemn his former pastor (who David Gergen called “Dumb, selfish and narcissistic”) in no uncertain terms. Thankfully, it seems that he finally did that today.

“The person I saw yesterday was not the person that I met 20 years ago.”
— Barrack Obama

Or as Paul Wells facetiously put it “Some bad guy kidnapped my gentle, inoffensive pastor.” Sully’s take on it here: “And today, we found that he can fight back, and take a stand, without calculation and in what is clearly a great amount of personal difficulty and political pain. It’s what anyone should want in a president. It makes me want to see him succeed more than ever.” Some may not be so easily impressed or satisfied however and it could be too late to stop the bleeding.