“Yesterday, we saw a very different vision of America. I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened over the spectacle that we saw yesterday.
You know, I have been a member of Trinity United Church of Christ since 1992. I have known Reverend Wright for almost 20 years. The person I saw yesterday was not the person that I met 20 years ago. His comments were not only divisive and destructive, but I believe that they end up giving comfort to those who prey on hate and I believe that they do not portray accurately the perspective of the black church.
They certainly don’t portray accurately my values and beliefs. And if Reverend Wright thinks that that’s political posturing, as he put it, then he doesn’t know me very well. And based on his remarks yesterday, well, I may not know him as well as I thought, either.”
Clearly, Obama had only two options in this whole debacle:
– Ride out the storm and continue on the side of his buddy
– Do what he did: Distance himself from the loon
It actually surprises me that he chose option 2 since he was on option 1 big time until the last few weeks. It is a big bet, and I think it might not work because we are so late in the game. Not only people won’t believe that he doesn’t agree with the racist remarks of Wright, black voters might consider him a traitor.
I think the Golden Man is in big trouble.