2008 The Rev. Wright Media Tour
posted by April 28 at 12:50 PMon
Video of Wright speaking at the National Press Club here. Admission from top Obama strategist David Axelrod that this is probably “not helpful” (understatement of the day) here. Offer by Rev. Wright to be Obama’s vice president here.
Wright’s purpose now seems quite clear: to aggrandize himself—the guy is going to be a go-to mainstream media source for racial extremist spew, the next iteration of Al Sharpton—and destroy Barack Obama.
Obama is in a bad spot on this one. If he now forcefully throws Wright under the bus, he only encourages more TV-worthy reactions from Wright—along with questions about why Obama didn’t throw Wright under the bus earlier. And if Obama ignores Wright’s recent statements (attacking him is attacking the black church, the U.S. government might well be behind the HIV virus, etc.) then Obama looks like he’s coddling a kook.